Lemon Garlic Grilled Asparagus
Picture this: a warm summer evening, the sun setting in a burst of orange and pink hues, and the sizzle of the grill filling the air. What could be more delightful than a plate of Lemon Garlic Grilled Asparagus, a dish that perfectly captures the essence of the season? The vibrant green of fresh asparagus spears, kissed by the smoky char from the grill, dances harmoniously with the zesty lemon and aromatic garlic, resulting in a symphony of flavors that are both refreshing and comforting.
- 1 bunch of fresh asparagus
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of half a lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Trim the tough ends of the asparagus.
- In a bowl, mix the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Coat the asparagus spears with the prepared mixture.
- Place the asparagus on the grill grates and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until tender with a slight char.
- Remove from the grill and serve immediately.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Lemon Garlic Grilled Asparagus is a simple yet elegant dish that highlights the natural flavors of asparagus, enhanced by the brightness of lemon and the depth of garlic.
Nutrition: Each serving contains approximately 60 calories, 4g fat, 5g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, and 2g protein.
As you take your first bite, the crisp-tender asparagus offers a delightful resistance, giving way to a burst of lemony tang and the savory richness of garlic. The grill marks add an irresistible smokiness that complements the overall experience. This dish pairs exquisitely with grilled meats, seafood, or even as part of a refreshing salad. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or simply craving a taste of the season, Lemon Garlic Grilled Asparagus is the perfect companion for those warm, sunlit gatherings. Elevate your outdoor dining with this easy recipe, and let the flavors of the season shine on your plate.