One of my favorite times of year is here. It’s asparagus season! Oddly enough while growing up I thought these tall thin green stalks were not appealing in the least. As I’ve aged though I’ve come to appreciate healthy foods and learned how to make boring things taste like little bites of heaven.
Every year I plan to plant my own asparagus but I always seem to forget to do it. Since asparagus is one of those crops you can’t harvest the first year, it’s hard to want to plant it and wait a whole year to reap the benefits. This year though I swear I’m going to plant some. Until then I will enjoy the store-bought asparagus.
Here is my favorite way to prepare fresh asparagus. What’s yours? Post about it in the comments.
Grilled Asparagus with lemon
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||15 minutes|
|Meal type||Side Dish, Snack, Starter|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Serve Cold, Serve Hot|
- 1 bunch Asparagus
- 6 cloves Garlic (Minced)
- Salt & Pepper (to taste)
- 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
When it comes to grilled asparagus, it's so good that I could eat it as the meal. Adding lemon juice to cooked asparagus kicks things up a notch and adds a great complimentary flavor.
|Cut ends of asparagus off|
|Place asparagus onto large serving paltter, drizzle with olive oil.|
|Toss to coat.|
|Add minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Toss aspargus until all stalks are well coated in seasoning.|
|Grill on charcoal or gas grill for about 8-10 minutes turning several times. When asparagus gets loose like a noodle it's done.|
|Place cooked asparagus back onto platter and squeeze lemon juice over top, toss to coat.|
|Serve hot off the grill or eat cold.|