Excellent recipes for grilled asparagus 5 different ways. A luxurious side dish that brightens up your meal!

Grilling season is approaching, so we have prepared 5 delicious grilled asparagus recipes for you.

Its preparation takes a few minutes and you can quickly conjure up the perfect addition to your favorite meat.

Try the version with balsamic reduction or BBQ hollandaise sauce.

Guests will enjoy!

Grilled asparagus with balsamic reduction

Take asparagus to a whole new level with this recipe! Grilled asparagus decorated with balsamic reduction, grated parmesan cheese and toasted pine nuts will make your summer barbecue an absolutely luxurious affair that everyone will remember for a long time.

What you will need

  • 1 kg of fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil + extra for drizzling
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic reduction
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (toasted)
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese

For the balsamic reduction:

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 spoons of sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • Boil balsamic vinegar with sugar or honey and salt for 10 minutes until reduced by half.
  • Mix cornstarch into cold water and pour into reduced vinegar.
  • Stir over low heat until the sauce thickens.
  • This way you can store the reduction in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
  • Warm and stir before use.
  • Trim and discard the tough ends of the asparagus.
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the grill to high heat.
  • Once heated, place the asparagus directly on the grill.
  • Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through but still slightly crispy.
  • If you are working with thicker asparagus, add 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer the asparagus to a serving plate and drizzle with balsamic reduction, then sprinkle with fresh Parmesan, toasted pine nuts and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Serve immediately.
Grilled asparagus decorated with balsamic reduction, grated parmesan and toasted pine nuts on a plate.

Get inspired by our other recipes with asparagus ! We have risotto, sauce and salad for you.

Grilled asparagus in bacon

Everyone has to love the little bundles of grilled asparagus wrapped in juicy bacon. Serve them as an appetizer, the perfect side dish, or even as a main course with a large salad.

What you will need

  • 500 g medium asparagus, trimmed (approx. 20-30 shoots)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 strips of thin bacon cut in half crosswise


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Put the asparagus shoots on a baking sheet and drizzle them with olive oil.
  • Season lightly with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Rub gently with your hands.
  • Divide the asparagus shoots into 6 bundles of 4 to 5 pieces each.
  • Wrap each bundle with half a slice of bacon, tucking the ends to secure or optionally using dipped toothpicks to secure.
  • Roast the bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles on a hot grill over direct heat with the lid closed.
  • Grill for 5 to 8 minutes per side until the asparagus is tender and lightly toasted and the bacon is cooked through with crispy edges.
  • Transfer to a plate and serve.
Small bundles of grilled asparagus wrapped in juicy bacon on a plate with a fork and lemon wedges.

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Grilled white asparagus with cream sauce and sesame seeds

White asparagus is slightly sweeter than green asparagus, and the delicious cream sauce with chili and garlic complements it perfectly. Sesame seeds and chopped spring onions complete the final taste. Yum!

What you will need

  • 2 bunches white asparagus (trim the ends)

For the sauce:

  • 240 ml creme fraiche
  • 3 spoons of soy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons of chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

For decoration:

  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 large spring onion, finely chopped


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Soak the asparagus in cold water for 5 minutes to remove any sand or stones.
  • Place the sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined.
  • If you are making the sauce ahead of time, place it in an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Remove the asparagus from the water, pat dry, brush lightly with oil and place on the grill grate.
  • Grill for 2 to 3 minutes, turning throughout.
  • Remove from grill, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped spring onion.
  • Enjoy it!
Grilled white asparagus with chilli and garlic sauce, garnished with scallions and sesame seeds.

Grilled asparagus with butter and dill

Grilled asparagus only needs a drop of butter and some herbs to enhance its fresh taste. You can then serve asparagus prepared in this way as a side dish to steak, pork, seafood or chicken.

What you will need

  • 500 g of asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • finely grated parmesan cheese


  • Break off and discard the woody ends from the asparagus.
  • On a plate, drizzle the asparagus with butter and sprinkle with dill, garlic and pepper.
  • Mix it up.
  • If using a charcoal grill, place the asparagus in the center of the uncovered grill grate directly above the coals.
  • Grill for 7 to 10 minutes or until the asparagus is crisp-tender, turning the asparagus occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  • If you are using a gas grill, preheat it.
  • Reduce heat to medium.
  • Place the asparagus on the grill rack.
  • Cover and grill as directed.
  • To serve, transfer the asparagus to a serving bowl.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Asparagus with butter, herbs and parmesan on a large plate.

You can serve asparagus, for example, with one of our recipes for grilled pork , which even the most demanding diners will appreciate!

Grilled asparagus with BBQ hollandaise sauce

An absolutely luxurious accompaniment to steak that you just have to try! Asparagus simply seasoned with salt and pepper, which is perfectly complemented by a quick hollandaise sauce with BBQ spices.

What you will need

  • 1 bunch asparagus (choose the thicker shoots and trim off the stringy end if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ spoon of coarse black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 4 egg yolks (room temperature is best)
  • 1 tablespoon of grilled lemon juice (you can also use regular lemon)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning


  • Preheat the grill to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Place the asparagus on the grill perpendicular to the grates (so that it does not fall) over direct heat.
  • Close the grill and then grill for 3-6 minutes or until you see it caramelize.
  • Turn the asparagus over and grill on the other side for another 3-6 minutes.
  • The time will vary depending on how hot your grill is and how strong your asparagus is.
  • Pour water into a small pot and bring to a boil.
  • While the water is boiling, whisk the egg yolks with the lemon juice in a large stainless steel bowl.
  • The yolks and juice will combine and you will see the yolks increase in volume by about 30 to 40 percent.
  • Place the stainless steel bowl (with the egg yolk and lemon mixture) over the pot of boiling water and start whisking.
  • Add half the butter and continue beating to incorporate.
  • The sauce will begin to thicken.
  • If the water is too hot, the yolk will start to form lumps.
  • If this happens, lower the flame.
  • Add the rest of the butter and then add the BBQ seasoning.
  • Continue whisking for two minutes over a pot of boiling water.
  • The sauce will thicken and warm up at the same time.
  • Serve the grilled asparagus with the sauce.
  • Enjoy your meal!
Grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce with BBQ seasoning and lemon on a large plate.

Tips for grilling asparagus

  • Fresh asparagus is delicious and soft and you don’t need to trim the ends. However, when asparagus is harvested, the ends of the stem become hard and spindly. Therefore, it is recommended to remove the ends of the asparagus for a better texture. Just bend the asparagus and remove the end at the point where it peels.
  • You should never grill asparagus for a long time . Grilling asparagus for more than eight minutes results in a poor mushy texture.
  • We recommend placing the asparagus directly on the grill at a high temperature . It’s okay if the flames burn your edges a little.
  • Thinner asparagus shoots can be wrapped in foil and then put on direct heat. The foil will protect the asparagus and steam it at the same time.

Do you want to know how asparagus affects human health, how to consume it, grow it or what are its types? You will learn all this and much more in our detailed article about asparagus !

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