Grilled Asparagus


English: Asparagus bundled

English: Asparagus bundled (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


It’s asparagus season.  Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables — if fresh, young, and prepared properly.  Old asparagus that’s tough and woody or that awful, mushy, asparagus-from- a- can is very unpleasant and nearly inedible.    We’re able to purchase local asparagus (a crop not normally grown in Alberta) from the farmer’s market.  Edgar Farms has perfected growing asparagus  — a cool climate vegetable — along with other great vegetables. For more information, visit their website:


1 bundle asparagus


1/4 c. oil


2 – 3 T. good quality balsamic vinegar (if your balsamic vinegar is quite reduced, thin it by adding an equal amount of water)


1 – 2 T. spice blend




Wash asparagus and trim ends.  Place in a container. Mix oil, vinegar and spices together  and pour over asparagus.  Marinate for an hour or two, turning the asparagus at least one to ensure as many of the pieces are covered in marinade.


Grill on your indoor grill on mid-max for 4 – 6 minutes. Barbecue on medium until a bit brown but still tender-crisp.





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Posted on May 22, 2013, in BBQ, local, side dishes, vegetables and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. THanks for including my pickled asparagus in your related links! And I am going to try your grilled asparagus tonight!

  2. Love the idea of grilled asparagus. Perhaps I need to grill up some for our challenge. No lemon beet vinaigrette though…

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