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Grilled Asparagus in Foil

Asparagus lovers rejoice! This grilled asparagus in foil is a fast and easy way to cook asparagus on the grill. It's simply seasoned and perfect for beginners or experienced BBQers alike.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Grilled Asparagus in Foil
Servings: 4 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic microplane grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper freshly cracked
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese finely shredded


  • Preheat. Preheat the grill to 450 degrees F.
  • Prep the asparagus. Rinse asparagus and trim the woody ends. Find the best place to trim by bending the end of the asparagus until it snaps. The break point is typically where the stringy/tough portion ends and the tender stalk begins.
  • Make the foil pouch. Tear off a large piece of foil and lay it flat on your work surface. Set the asparagus in the center of the foil, with no more than 2 pieces of asparagus stacked on top of each other. Drizzle with the olive oil, top with the lemon zest and juice, grated garlic, salt, and pepper. Fold up the opposite ends of the foil over the asparagus. Fold over the remaining foil to form a tight pouch.
  • Grill. Place the foil pouch of asparagus on the hot grill grates and close the lid. Grill for 4 minutes, then flip the pouch. Close the lid and grill for an additional 4 minutes.
  • Add cheese. Carefully open the top of the pouch, leaving the edges lifted to create a little bit of a foil boat. Top the asparagus with the shredded Parmesan cheese. Close the grill lid and cook for 2 more minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Serve. Carefully remove the foil pouch from the grill to your serving platter. I prefer serving directly out of the foil for less clean-up.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 908IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3mg