Grilled Balsamic Asparagus

grilled balsamic asparagusTo say Grilled Balsamic Asparagus is popular at my house, would be a gross understatement.  I love the stuff, when my ex was here, it was one of the few vegetables he was interested in eating, and my preschooler noshes down on grilled asparagus like most kids eat candy. Maybe, the Balsamic sweetens it up a little for her little taste buds.

This grilled balsamic asparagus recipe is very easy.  When it is too cold or rainy outside,  It is readily adapted to the oven, as well.   I’ve turned a few asparagus haters into lovers with this basic recipe. Rather than continuing to put your asparagus through the indignity of boiling, give grilling it a try.  2/3 of this particular batch of grilled asparagus, was devoured by my daughter, and she went looking for more… twice.

Grilled Balsamic Asparagus
Recipe type: Vegetable
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Easy recipe for grilled asparagus.
  • bunch of asparagus
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small clove of crushed minced garlic
  • generous pinch of dried thyme
  • generous pinch of Kosher salt
  1. Mix oil, vinegar, garlic, thyme and salt in bowl long enough to accommodate asparagus spears.
  2. Cut off ends of asparagus spears, and add them to marinate, coat them well.
  3. Preheat grill to medium.
  4. Place spears on grill, being sure to put tops as far from flame as possible.
  5. Turn after a few minutes, be watchful that the spears don't burn. Some will have to be removed sooner than others. You just want then cooked to tender.
  6. Put grilled asparagus back in the marinate bowl, and toss to coat.
  7. Serve warm.
I sometimes substitute ½ tsp. of Mrs. Dash original, for the garlic & thyme.

grilled asparagus


  1. Kristin G. says

    I’ve never tried grilling asparagus, but my husband is the grill master around here. I will get him to make us some.

  2. JIll says

    MMM… grilled veggies, you can never go wrong with grilling vegtables, and I love fresh asparagus !

  3. says

    Wow – you made asparagus look good…and that’s hard to do. LOL.

  4. librarypat says

    Sounds good. We just picked our first batch from our garden today. May try this tonight.

    • Robin says

      I want to put some in, but have never gotten around to it.

  5. says

    2 of my favorite things: balsamic and asparagus! I’ll have to try this…

  6. says

    Bookmarking this! I can’t wait to try it. Asaparagus is a favorite.

  7. says

    Balsamic vinegar is my favorite on any veggie! I am actually hosting an asparagus-themed linky party over at 2 Sisters 2 Cities as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series. I would love if you linked up this post!


  8. says

    I absolutely love asparagus! I will have to pick up a bunch tomorrow so I can make this!

  9. says

    YUMMY! I have asparagus in the fridge I need to do something with.

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