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Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Parmesan

grilled asparagus with balsamic and parmesan recipe

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. We are counting down the last day’s of school, I always forget how busy these weeks are. I am looking forward to summer vacation. I like the reprieve from the schedule for a bit.

This is hard to even call a recipe, but something that I make at least twice a week. I like asparagus, but I absolutely love it grilled. It is so easy to make, and takes about 7 minutes from start to finish. My favorite kind of recipe. 9 times out of 10, if I am grilling chicken or a steak, I throw a bunch of asparagus on the grill. I drizzle a little olive oil and put the stalks directly on the grates. I take them off and sometimes just add a squeeze of lemon juice, or a little dressing if I have made a salad. Most of the time, it is just a splash of balsamic and some Parmesan cheese. The simplest things are usually the best.

grilled asparagus with balsamic and parmesan recipe1 bunch asparagus
Olive oil
Borsari salt (or regular salt and pepper)
Balsamic vinegar
Parmesan cheese

how to grill asparagusClean asparagus, and trim stalks. Heat grill to high heat. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus. Season with Borsari salt.

how to grill asparagusGrill for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they are lightly charred and still crisp. Transfer to a plate and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese.
grilled asparagus with balsamic and parmesan
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Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Parmesan


Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • Olive oil
  • Borsari salt (or regular salt and pepper)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Clean asparagus, and trim stalks. Heat grill to high heat. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus. Season with Borsari salt.
  2. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they are lightly charred and still crisp.
  3. Transfer to a plate and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese.

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  1. Tieghan Gerard

    June 7th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    This is almost always how I do my asparagus! Grilling is add so much flavor, but I love the addition of parm and balsamic! YUM!

  2. bakedbree

    June 8th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I agree! I can’ eat it steamed anymore. I love it roasted or grilled too much.

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    June 7th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Roasted asparagus is so freaking awesome. I know I’ll love this recipe!

  4. bakedbree

    June 8th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Yes it it! Love it roasted too.

  5. Kathy

    June 7th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    This sounds wonderful! What a great combination of flavors!

  6. bakedbree

    June 8th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    thank you!

  7. Gina

    June 8th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Is that a charcoal grill? Because if it is, I will be really impressed that you grill twice a week. We might fire up our grill twice a season!

    The asparagus does look really yummy. I wish that felt like enough incentive to haul the grill out of the basement – and up the narrow back stairs to our tiny second floor porch. Ugh..

  8. bakedbree

    June 10th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    No, it is a gas grill. Why don’ you get a grill pan? I use mine all the time. It is a cast iron griddle and has a grill pan on the flip side. I use it so much more than I ever thought that I would.

  9. Gina

    June 11th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Grill pan, oh don’t I wish. Great idea, except the kitchen was built to the latest codes and standards – circa 1910! There is no stovetop ventilation, so high heat cooking, grilling, blackening, etc., is right out. The (gas) stove actually faces an inside wall (all lath and plaster, of course), so a total gutting would be needed to fix the problem.

    On a happier note, I did make a version of your recipe in the toaster oven. Although missing the lovely caramelizaton, it was still very tasty, and a flavor combination I would never have come up with, so thank you!

  10. bakedbree

    June 16th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    you are welcome! Roasted is just as good as grilled in my book.

  11. Laura

    March 10th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Just made this last night and I have never seen asparagus disappear so fast! This is a “total keeper” among my recipes, and now my mom’s!

  12. bakedbree

    March 10th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    That’s great! I love to eat asparagus this way. My favorite.

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