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Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Vinaigrette

  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This simple, grilled asparagus dish is livened up by a bright citrus vinaigrette, making it a great summer side dish.


  • 1 bunch standard asparagus, trimmed*
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • Thin, 1 inch strips of orange zest (of about 1/3 orange)
  • Thin, 1 inch strips of lemon zest (of about ½ lemon)


  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Grill asparagus: Preheat grill pan to medium-high heat. Lightly drizzle asparagus with oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Grill a total of about 6-10 minutes or until crisp-tender, flipping half way through. Transfer to plate and garnish with citrus zest.
  2. Make vinaigrette & serve: Whisk together citrus juices and mustard. Slowly stream in oil while whisking continuously. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle vinaigrette over asparagus. Reserve any remaining dressing for future use. Enjoy.


  • Trim asparagus by snapping off bottom portion of stem where it naturally breaks, about 1-3 inches from the bottom.
  • Asparagus come in fat, standard and pencil thin thicknesses, which have variable cooking times. If using fat asparagus, use a vegetable peeler to remove the tough, outer skin.
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of asparagus
  • Calories: 153
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 49mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: grilled, asparagus, lemon, orange