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Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette

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Grilled asparagus drizzle with a mildly sweet and tangy vinaigrette. It's a simple side dish that packs a ton of flavor, and pair beautifully next to fish, chicken or beef.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, grilled vegetable, grilling, spring
Prep Time 2 mins
Additional Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 275
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • teaspoons country-style Dijon mustard
  • teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for asparagus
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more for asparagus
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil plus more for asparagus
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 lemon cut in half


  • In a small glass jar add the garlic, mustard, honey, salt, pepper, vinegar and olive oil. Secure lid and shake to combine. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. In a shallow dish toss the asparagus with a tablespoon of olive oil and two pinches of salt and pepper.
  • Grill the asparagus for 4 to 5 minutes per side until just tender. Transfer grilled asparagus to a serving dish and drizzle with desired amount of vinaigrette.
  • Quickly grill lemon halves and squeeze a tablespoon of juice over top. Serve immediately.
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Any remaining dressing can be saved and refrigerated for another purpose


Serving: 1g | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 572IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg