Easy Herb Grilled Asparagus

Herb grilled asparagus is a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for the summer. It is ready in less than 15 minutes and tastes fantastic.

During the summer you cannot go wrong with a side like grilled asparagus. It is so easy to make, and it goes with almost anything. Tossed in olive oil and a few household seasonings it makes for a simple side that is easy for you to just whip up. Pair it with some grilled chicken, fish, or steak and you will have a wonderful meal that is sure to impress anyone and tastes amazing.

In this recipe

There isn’t much in this recipe. Just some asparagus olive oil and a few seasonings. Most of them you will already have in your pantry making this a great weeknight dish.

Asparagus: the star of the show. You will want to get nice thick stalks of asparagus and not the thin ones as they will burn too quickly.

Olive oil: helps to keep the asparagus from sticking the grill grates

Thyme: my herb of choice however you can customize this with basil, oregano, rosemary or herbs that are complementary to your main dish.

Ingredients for grilled asparagus on a wooden cutting board
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Preparing the asparagus

As mentioned above you will want to make sure you get thicker asparagus spears. This will help keep them from burning too quickly as well as hold up to the heat. After that you want to make sure that you remove the woody ends. The easiest way to do this is to grab about 2/3 of the way down the stalk from the top and the woody end and bend until the snap. This will be a natural break and then you can trim the ends with a knife if desired.

Seasoned asparagus on a sheet pan
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Asparagus placed on the grill
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Cooked asparagus on the grill
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Grilled asparagus on a sheet pan
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Heating the grill

When making grilled asparagus you will put them directly over the heat so you will want to make sure that your grill is between 350-400F or 177-200C. If it gets hotter than that the asparagus may start to catch and burn before it is cooked internally. Once the grill is ready then all you need to do is toss them on the grill.

grilled asparagus on a grey serving dish
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Making grilled asparagus

You will want to use your tongs to place the asparagus perpendicular to the direction of the grill grates. Rotate all of them about halfway through cooking to get those nice char marks evenly over the asparagus. If you see the flowering part of the asparagus burning too much but they haven’t been on the grill long enough, then flip the tips to the area that has indirect heat. Squeeze lemon juice after they are ready for a nice bite to the side.  

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Easy Herb Grilled Asparagus

Herb grilled asparagus is a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for the summer. It is ready in less than 15 minutes and tastes fantastic.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 56 kcal


  • Tongs
  • Sheet pan small
  • Grill


  • 1 pound asparagus thicker asparagus is better
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon optional


  • Preheat the grill to medium heat, 400F or 200C if you are using a gas grill.
  • Break or cut the woody ends of the asparagus off.
  • On a small sheet pan pour the olive oil over the asparagus and gently toss to coat. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder over the asparagus and toss again to evenly coat.
  • Place directly on the grill grates, close the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes. Rotate with tongs halfway through to get grill lines evenly over the asparagus.
  • Remove from the heat and serve on a platter. Squeeze lemon juice on top if desired.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 160mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 871IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 3mg
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Keyword Asparagus, Fresh, Grill, Herbs
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