Thursday, April 7, 2011

Grilled Asparagus

This is a great alternative to steaming your asparagus. If you don't have a grill, you can roast them in the oven at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, turning once. You could also just drizzle them with olive oil, salt and pepper and skip the marinade.

adapted from Cooking Light on

1-2 pounds fresh asparagus
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
1/8 tsp. black pepper
cooking spray

Snap off ends of asparagus. Combine all ingredients except cooking spray in a gallon-size Ziploc bag. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Lightly coat grill grate with cooking spray. Preheat grill on high heat. Grill asparagus 2-3 minutes or until desired tenderness; discard marinade.


... said...

i would eat asparagus every day if i could. we eat it at least 2 times a week... no grill, so we roast it in the oven, and we LOVE it! we'll need to try the marinade, we usually just do olive oil, salt, and pepper! thanks!

Me said...

Can't wait to try this!! Like Cori, we usually just do oil, salt and pepper. I'm excited for a new idea to try!