I mentioned during my post last week about grilling tips for beginners that sometimes it is best to start with smaller things, like vegetables and fruits, before tackling the trickier recipes involving meat.
One of the very first recipes I tested out on my new grill last summer was this incredibly delicious grilled asparagus recipe – and it still remains one of my absolute favorites to this day! I have whipped this up just about every single time I’ve had friends over for a cookout, and it has become a favorite among all of them.
The best part is that it couldn’t be easier or simpler to make – and it requires almost zero ingredients! It makes for the perfect side dish for a summer meal outside.
- Aluminum Foil
- 1 pound of asparagus, with ends cut off or peeled (wash first!)
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (I’ve made it without this when I ran out, and it was still amazing!)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter, sliced into multiple pieces
- Take the aluminum foil and fold up the edges to be about an inch high, forming a tray to rest the asparagus on. (See the original recipe here for an image example!)
- Cut off the tough ends of the asparagus, and wash well. Let it dry or press dry with paper towel, and toss with the olive oil.
- Lay the asparagus across the foil tray and season evenly with garlic salt + onion powder.
- Top with the slices of butter, spread evenly across the asparagus.
- Grill over medium heat (325 degrees works just fine) until the asparagus is tender-crisp. Usually takes about 5-7 minutes at 325!
- Toss lightly to spread the melted butter evenly, and serve immediately.