This grilled spicy garlic asparagus recipe is so simple and can be served with just about anything. I especially love these with grilled salmon.

Grilled Spicy Garlic Asparagus

I make these like all the time. ALL THE TIME.

I made grilled spicy garlic asparagus to go with this tilapia {so good!} and with this salmon {so SO good!}, I make them to go alongside grilled steaks… pretty much anything and everything. All right, all right… I make these when I’m lacking creativity and/or time and need a side that takes 5 ingredients and like 10 minutes. Which is pretty much most of the time.

So I really hope you don’t mind yet another grilled recipe. I’m squeezing in as many grilling posts as I can before summer is ovah. Since I can start my grill with a push of a button… I’ve been grilling like nobodies bidness. But by far my favorite thing to grill is vegetables {and steak… shhh}. Something about that delicious char that turns blah-de-blah vegetables into something extraordinary. I mean, remember these beans? GAH!

the goods

My favorite things to have on hand in the kitchen are lemon, garlic infused olive oil and red pepper flakes. They are a powerful combination and work with just about everything.


Grab a beautiful bunch of asparagus.


Trim off the bottom inch- inch and a half-ish.

rinse and towel dry

Rinse and pat dry.

squeeze zee lemon

Throw them in a shallow dish and squeeze in half of a lemon… just watch for seeds.

kosher salt action

Sprinkle with a couple pinches of kosher salt…

pepper flakes

A couple pinches of red pepper flakes…

toss in some olive oil

Lastly just toss with some olive oil… I know right? Kinda lame I’m posting these, they’re so darn easy… but ya know I just can’t help it.

Preheat your grill to medium-high and place your grilling basket on the grates while that’s happening.

Grilled Asparagus Collage

Once the grill and basket are smokin’ hot… throw in the asparagus. Grill for a total of 10 minutes, dropping the heat down to medium if they’re browning too quickly, tossing every so often.

Once a good char has kissed those babies, remove with tongs to the same shallow dish and toss them in the chili-garlic oil that was left behind.

Serve warm with… ANYTHING!

Enjoy! And if you give this Grilled Spicy Garlic Asparagus recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 6 servings

Grilled Spicy Garlic Asparagus

5 ingredients + a grill basket = heaven. It's as easy as it gets!


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • 2 pinches red pepper flakes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons garlic infused olive oil


  • Rinse and pat dry a bunch of asparagus.
  • Trim of the bottom inch (the tough parts) and toss them in a shallow bowl with salt, red pepper flakes, olive oil and add the juice of half a lemon.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high with your grill basket on the grates. Once hot, use tongs to transfer the asparagus to the smoking hot grill basket. Adjust the heat to medium and grill the asparagus until fork tender, but not too soft.
  • Use your tongs to transfer the grilled asparagus back to the shallow bowl and toss.
  • Serve warm.
Serving: 5spears, Calories: 38kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 131mg, Potassium: 165mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 579IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 2mg