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Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

A delicious recipe for lemon balsamic grilled asparagus that makes a quick and easy healthy side dish for your next gathering.

A delicious recipe for lemon balsamic grilled asparagus that makes a quick and easy healthy side dish for your next gathering

This Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus might be the best asparagus you’ll ever eat!! I know that’s a large claim, but the lemon white balsamic vinegar used to marinate the asparagus is heavenly!

 I purchased this white balsamic vinegar while on vacation in  Savannah, GA at Lowcountry Gourmet Foods. They have a wonderful selection of balsamic vinegar and olive oil that you can sample in the store. If you can’t find lemon balsamic, just use a very good quality white balsamic vinegar for this recipe.

Good balsamic vinegar is like a fine wine. The longer it’s aged, the smoother it tastes. Grape pressings are boiled down to a thick syrup and aged in wooden barrels along with the vinegar “mother”. Most of the vinegar that I sampled at Lowcountry Gourmet Foods was so good that I could drink it. I can’t wait to pour it on my salads for a healthy and delicious dressing.

Another product that I picked up while shopping was Lime Frost Sea Salt from The Spice and Tea Exchange. It took this recipe to the next level, but again, you can substitute regular sea salt here (still delicious!)  

Carrie from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen posted a few delicious recipes for the Lime Frost Sea Salt and I just had to try it for myself. I love experimenting with exotic sea salts and different spice blends in my recipes. They add so much flavor!! Enjoy~

How To Make Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

 

Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

Two favorite ingredients for this recipe
Bag of lime frost sea salt from The Spice and Tea Exchange and a bottle of lemon white balsamic vinegar

Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Set aside.
Close up of a marinade in a mixing bowl with a whisk
Wash asparagus and trim about 1″ off the thick end. Place into a 9×13 dish and pour marinade on top. Refrigerate for at least an hour to mingle flavors.
Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe

Preheat grill and turn heat to medium. Place asparagus directly onto the grill rack. Reserve marinade.

A bunch of green asparagus on a grill
Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, checking frequently so you don’t overcook them. They should be tender but still, have a slight crunch. Pour leftover marinade through a fine strainer to remove bits of raw garlic and drizzle over asparagus before serving. Delish!

Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

A tangy balsamic marinade adds incredible flavor to fresh grilled asparagus.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Amee

Equipment

  • grill

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs medium size asparagus large enough stalks to place on grill without falling through, plus the thicker asparagus hold up better when grilling
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp gourmet lemon white balsamic vinegar or regular good-quality white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic minced
  • 1 tsp lime frost sea salt or regular coarse salt
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon or lime zest
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.  Set aside.
  • Wash asparagus and trim about 1″ off the thick end.  Place into a 9×13 dish and pour marinade on top.  Refrigerate for at least an hour to mingle flavors.
  • Preheat grill and turn heat to medium.  Place asparagus directly onto the grill rack.  Reserve marinade.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, checking frequently so you don’t overcook them.  They should be tender but still have a slight crunch.  Pour leftover marinade through a fine strainer to remove bits of raw garlic and drizzle over asparagus before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1143IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg
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9 Comments

  1. Hi Amee,
    This is my favorite way to have Asparagus, your recipe and your presentation looks awesome! Hope you are having a great spring week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a wonderful week end and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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