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Grilled Italian Garlic Asparagus

Grilled Italian Garlic Asparagus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled #asparagus #recipe

Last week when I fired up the grill to make sausage kabobs, I decided to cook up some asparagus on the grill too. (Above is the picture I took BEFORE I sealed it up and threw it on the grill.)

So I did one of my favorite grill tricks: I made a packet of veggies in foil. I do this a lot with potatoes: toss them with a bit of oil, add seasonings, onion, sometimes other veggies or garlic, and cheese. I skipped the cheese this time on the asparagus because I wanted roasted asparagus on its own, but feel free to add grated Asiago or Parmesan or even an Italian blend of cheeses for an even more delightful veggie side.

With asparagus spears, it’s hard to “toss them” in oil, so I brushed it on instead. I infused some garlic into the oil to give it some extra flavor.

(Below is the “after” picture, when the asparagus was perfectly steam-grilled in the foil packet.)

Grilled Italian Garlic Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Grilled Italian Garlic Asparagus


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 - 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped fine
  • Red Robin seasoning & fresh ground pepper
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
  • Aluminum foil


  1. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, Italian seasoning and garlic. Let set for at least 15 minutes to let the garlic infuse into the oil.
  2. Fire up the grill. Make a square of aluminum foil and set the asparagus on it. Brush with the garlicky oil, sprinkle with Red Robin seasoning and fresh ground pepper, then squeeze the lemon juice all over.
  3. Cover the square with another square of foil and fold in the edges to seal.
  4. Set the asparagus packet on the grill and let cook for several minutes, rotating as needed. Open up one side and peek into the packet to see if the asparagus is done.
  5. When the asparagus is crisp tender, remove from heat and transfer the asparagus to a serving plate. Serve hot.


A sprinkle of Parmesan or Asiago cheese on top of the asparagus before grilling is a wonderful addition.

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Grilled Italian Garlic Asparagus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled #asparagus #recipe

This recipe was shared at Tuesday’s TableThe Wednesday RoundupGluten Free Friday, Friday Frenzy, Real Food FridayWhat to Do Weekends and Pretty Pintastic Party.

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6 Responses

  1. Mmmm, asparagus is my favorite. I have to try this out the next time we grill out!

    June 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm

  2. Asparagus is great on the grill. Very creative using the grill to steam. Love the flavor combo you used. And Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you again next time! 🙂 Pinning, as always!

    June 29, 2014 at 6:13 pm

  3. I love asparagus and this sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop!

    June 30, 2014 at 7:58 am

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  6. I love asparagus! This looks so darn good I will be trying it when asparagus is in season again here. Thanks Ann!!!

    January 10, 2015 at 6:30 am