How to Grill Fresh Asparagus

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


The flavor of this simple, grilled asparagus recipe will amaze you. The crispy, slightly charred ends are a perfect contrast to the tender fresh asparagus stalks.


  • 1 1/22 pounds asparagus, tough ends snapped off* 
  • 12 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. (You should be able to hold your hand about 5 inches above it for 3-4 seconds.)
  2. In a baking dish or bowl, toss the asparagus with the oil. Season with salt and pepper lightly and toss again. 
  3. Using tongs, place the asparagus directly on the grill. Cook for 5-7 minutes, turning a few times to evenly char the stalks. Remove while they are crisp-tender.
  4. Season with more salt and pepper, if desired. Serve with a squeeze of lemon (optional).


*To prep the asparagus: Rinse them and then snap off the lower 2 inches or so, wherever they bend and break naturally. (You can save these and use in a soup later.)