grilled asparagus

Easy Grilled Asparagus Spears

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian, Side
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Asian


This is the easiest Grilled Asparagus Spears recipe on the planet! And they cook up beautifully, especially when grilled.



  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Trim the rough ends off of the asparagus spears (about 2/3 from bottom) and discard. Toss the asparagus with the olive oil, and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a grill pan on medium-high until slightly smoking. Add the spears in a single layer and grill evenly on both sides, tossing frequently until just wilted, about 5-8 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon zest to finish.

Keywords: Asparagus, Vegetarian Sides, Asparagus Spears, Grilled Asparagus