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Switching things up: Asparagus 'on the barbie'

Grilling vegetables gives them a special flavor, but you can do it multiple ways to switch things up.

Burgers and hot dogs aren't the only things that can go on the barbecue. Veggies can be grilled up too. Chef Char Morse joined us with some awesome ways to give asparagus a great grilled flavor.

Asparagus Straight off the Grill


  • Asparagus
  • Olive Oil


  1. Coat asparagus lightly in olive oil. 
  2. Place directly on hot grill.
  3. Heat 7 minutes turning occasionally. 
  4. Salt asparagus after cooking.

Asparagus over Foil


  • Asparagus
  • Olive Oil or Ghee
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Line asparagus over sheet of foil.
  2. Lightly drizzle with olive oil or melted ghee.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Heat 7-10 minutes, turning occasionally.

Asparagus Foil Packet


  • Asparagus
  • Olive oil or Ghee
  • 4-5 slices prosciutto, broken into pieces
  • 1/3 cup shredded Italian cheese
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon zest


  1. Lightly coat asparagus with olive oil or ghee. 
  2. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, lemon zest, and place prosciutto evenly across asparagus. 
  3. Wrap foil into packet around asparagus and place on shelf above grill, off direct heat. 
  4. Allow to cook 15 minutes or more until asparagus is tender and chese melted. 

Himalayan Salt Block Asparagus


  • Asparagus
  • Olive oil or Ghee


  1. Heat salt block on grill 5-10 minutes before using.
  2. Coat asparagus with olive oil or ghee and lay directly on salt block. 
  3. Turn asparagus after 4 minutes. 
  4. Heat until asparagus is tender, about 7-10 minutes.

You can learn more from Chef Char by getting a lesson from her at Kitchen 242 in Muskegon. 

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