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Perfect Grilled Lemon Aspargus

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes


  • 2 bunches of thick/larger asparagus, ( 1 bunch of thin asparagus)
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbs lemon juice
  • Pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to Broil.
  • Wash and dry the asparagus. Cut the hard tips off of the asparagus.
  • Line a cookie sheet with tin foil.
  • Place the asparagus side by side on the cookie sheet.
  • Pour the olive oil evenly over the asparagus.
  • Pour the lemon juice evenly over the asparagus.
  • Evenly put salt and pepper on the asparagus.
  • Using a fork, move the asparagus a little so that all the juices and spices mix together.
  • For thick/big asparagus : Put the pan in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and mix the asparagus around with a fork, flipping some of the asparagus over as you go. Put the pan back in the oven for 5 more minutes. Flip the asparagus around again with a fork. At this point, the asparagus could be done (they are cooked when you can easily stab them with a knife). But, I like them more crispy so I put the pan back in the oven for 3 more minutes and then moved them around with a fork and then I put them back in for 2 minutes. The asparagus should be done when they are browned and are visibly crispy. You can also cook them for longer if you want to have them crispier.
  • Note-- I have found that broilers work differently based on the oven so keep a good eye on the asparagus to ensure that they do not burn. Also, this recipe is for the big/fatter asparagus. The thin ones cook MUCH faster.
  • For thin asparagus: Put them in the oven for 5 minutes, mix them around with a fork and then put them in again for 3-5 minutes or until you get the desired crisp that you want. Thin ones tend to burn faster so keep an eye on them.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus