Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Chive Vinaigrette 2

grilled asparagus with lemon chive vinaigrette

To me the arrival of asparagus is a true harbinger of spring and a promise that the long dark days of winter are behind us. It also means the start of lighter, fresher cooking and for this I am grateful, each spring!

prepping asparagus

Whether you trim or snap the ends, do peel an inch or so off the bottom. It not only looks pleasing, but will ensure no tough stringy bits remain. Trust me on this!

grill pan asparagus

Whether you use an outdoor grill or grill pan on the stove, cook the asparagus for only a few minutes, rotating them, until char marks start to form – you really want it to be tender crisp.

grilled asparagus

The char of the asparagus is nicely set off by the subtle sweet lemony vinaigrette and freshness of the chives – a tasty blend of sweet, smokey and fresh! If you can’t or don’t have an outdoor grill, do get a stove top grill pan for use indoors and you have the taste of summer all year. Grilling vegetables, making bruschetta, flatbread and pizza will be a snap~

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Chive Vinaigrette
Serves 4
The combo of smokey from the char, sweet zing from the vinaigrette and freshness of the chives really brings out the best in asparagus.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 lb. green asparagus (about 4 spears per person)
  2. Olive oil, small amount for cooking
  3. Kosher salt
  4. Freshly ground black pepper
For the vinaigrette
  1. 1 tsp mustard
  2. 1 tsp honey
  3. 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  5. 1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
  6. Big pinch of salt
  7. Few gratings freshly ground black pepper
  8. 1 - 2 TBSP finely chopped chives
  1. Peel the lower couple inches of asparagus and trim the ends by about an inch. Drizzle with just enough olive oil to coat, season with a pinch of salt & pepper, and using your fingers, roll it around to coat.
  2. Cook on preheated grill or stove top grill pan, turning occasionally, until you see those lovely char marks, 3 - 5 minutes approximately.
  3. While the asparagus is cooking (or before) combine all ingredients for vinaigrette (except the chives) and whisk together. Stir in chives and taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Put the asparagus on a pretty platter and drizzle over a few spoons of vinaigrette. Pass the remaining in a small bowl or jug for individual use.
  1. *Tip: serve warm or at room temperature. Leftovers are great added to a sandwich or salad~
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2 thoughts on “Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Chive Vinaigrette

  • Petal

    Love fresh asparagus! It’s yet another veggie that our livers and kidneys love too ~ a little assistance for our eliminating organs, along with great taste…thanks for the recipe!

    • joanne Post author

      Hi Petal, great to hear from you again – and many thanks for sharing the health benefits! Hope all is well in your part of the world~

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