Saturday, May 14, 2011

Grilled Asparagus

An easy recipe for grilled asparagus from my new cookbook, The Real Family Camping Cookbook. Enjoy!

Grilled Asparagus

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

1.5 lbs. of asparagus with the bottoms snapped off
olive oil
salt & pepper

1.  If you use wooden skewers, soak them in water first so they don’t burn up on the grill.

2.  Lay 4 or 5 asparagus spears down next to each other and skewer through all of them with 2 skewers.

3.  Repeat with all of the asparagus.

4.  Brush the asparagus skewers with olive oil and lay them on the grill.

5.  Sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
6.  Grill until the asparagus is tender, 5-10 minutes, turning often.
7.  Serve with salt & pepper.

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.” – Charles Lamb

You may also like:
Grilled Corn, a Husks-On Approach
Bread Salad, or Panzanella
Classic Camping Recipe: Veggie Foil Packets


  1. I never thought about a veggie like asparagus over the grill.

    Sounds yummy and easy!


  2. maggie, so nice to be led out of the camping food formula box. can't wait to read it all!

  3. Thanks, Noel! More veggie recipes on the way.

  4. i like the simplicity! the water soaking is a key reminder--thanks!

  5. Thanks, Joshua! I like the wooden skewers better because then I don't burn my fingers, but they do tend to burst into flames if you don't soak them first.