Grilled Balsamic Asparagus

"This wonderfully flavored asparagus evolved from a Cooking Light recipe. Prep time includes time to marinate."
photo by A Marsteller photo by A Marsteller
photo by A Marsteller
photo by A Marsteller photo by A Marsteller
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  • Snap off tough ends of asparagus and wash well through 2-3 changes of cold water.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag, seal and marinate for 30-60 minutes.
  • Preheat grill on high heat.
  • Remove asparagus from bag (discard marinade) and place on preheated oiled grill rack.
  • Grill 5 minutes on each side or until asparagus is done.

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  1. Starrynews
    Fantastic flavor! I put the leftover marinade in a small pan over the stove and reduced to a sauce to drizzle over the asparagus just before serving. Thanks for sharing!
  2. katie b.
    Fabulous, and very pretty in presentation. I tripeled this recipe and used a grill basket to contain the asparagus and flip all at once on the grill. I also cut the ends off lemons and then cut them in half, brushed with canola oil and placed on grill near the basket, grilling just until marked. I placed the asparagus in the center of a platter and the grilled lemons all around for squeezing and it was a big hit.
  3. teriw
    Made exactly as described and it was tasty and easy. I would probably marinate longer than listed and/or reduce the leftover marinade as another post mentioned and/or put some parmesan cheese on it. It was good though as it was. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Beth A.
    A very good side dish for the grill! I let this marinade for a couple hours, as I was letting some chicken marinate (a different recipe) at the same time. I will be making this again, and again. :)
  5. March Rose
    I prepared this recipe for my book group (doubled the ingredients) and forgot to put in the lemon juice. They all asked for the recipe, so with or without lemon juice, it's a hit. Very easy to prepare. I supplemented the asparagus with fresh green beans and roasted the whole concoction for the same length of time. You can freeze the marinade in the gallon-sized freezer bags I used this time in order to marinate other vegetables at a later date.


  1. RobynsWorld
    Try shaving some fresh parmesan cheese (not the green can stuff) as soon as you pull off the grill. YUM!
  2. Peter J
    Mmmm, I really loved this and so quick to put together! I used a good balsamic vinegar from Modena and the only change I made was to use ketjap manis instead of the soy sauce which added a touch of extra sweetness. I cooked on a gas grill for around 10 minutes but gave it a few extra turns to keep it cooking nice and evenly.



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