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Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

A tangy balsamic marinade adds incredible flavor to fresh grilled asparagus.
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


  • grill


  • 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:
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon gourmet lemon white balsamic vinegar or regular good-quality white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime frost sea salt or regular coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime zest
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


  • 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.


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