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Grilled Asparagus

Grilling in a skillet on the Grill | BBQ or roasting in the oven is a quick, healthy and flavourful way to cook asparagus.

  • Serves5 spears per person
  • Cooks in 4-5 mins
  • Prep time 2 mins
  • High Fibre

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

  • Heart Healthy

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  • Vitamin K
  • Low GI Blood Sugar

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  • Vitamins Minerals

Ingredients

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  • 5 asparagus spears / person
  • ½ - 1 tsp olive oil
  • pinch sea salt

Method

Grilled Asparagus

 

WASH, cut the woody ends off the Asparagus Spears

 

COAT spears rub very lightly with a little olive oil + sprinkle of salt.  HEAT skillet or your grill | BBQ

 

COOK asparagus for 2-3 mins each side – depending on how thick your spears are.  They should have a nice colour to them with a little al dente bite. 

 

SERVE as a side for al fresco feast, brunch or dinner.  To brighten the flavour, drizzle with Mixed Mustard Dressing or Orange Cider Vinaigrette 

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

WOODY END = base of asparagus where it is cut from the plant.  This part can get tough “woody” depending on when the asparagus was cut.  Usually, it is about 1″ | 2.5cm; cut a piece off a spear and bite it. 

 

BEND & SNAP rule – where you hold the base and bend the top and where it “snaps” off is the part you eat and discard the rest – this sometimes works but more often than not, you can waste some good asparagus, try it and take a nibble of the stem end where it snapped and see each spear can be different too…

 

SEASONAL – ASPARAGUS is a healthy springtime vegetable

 

SAVE the woody ends – use to make a flavourful stock for seasonal dishes like Asparagus Risotto.

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