Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

Grilled asparagus makes a good appetizer for dipping in aioli, tossing in salads, or serving as a side dish to accompany grilled meats.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Bend one asparagus stalk near the cut end until it snaps. This will find the natural breaking point of the asparagus. Using the snapped asparagus as a guide, measure and cut the other stalks at the same place and discard the woody ends, saving the parts with the tips on them.
  • Heat an outdoor grill, an indoor grill, or an indoor grill-pan with ridges over medium heat. Toss asparagus with oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Grill for about 5 minutes, until tender and tips are crisp. Serve warm or chilled.