Simple Asparagus

For years, and years, like every other veggie out there, I wouldn’t go near asparagus … that’s like, a tree stalk, right?  It’s right up there with the green tree shrubs (broccoli) and that funky white stuff (cauliflower)!


And then, I tried these little skinny stalks with garlic and olive oil and since then, I’ve been addicted to asparagus … I’m the one in the produce section tossing the fat things aside, looking for the wimpy, skinny things.

Yup. That’s ME!! 

Hi! Sorry if I held you up!  If nothing else, Whole30 has made me branch out and try all kinds of different veggies … that in itself is a NSV, you know?

So a few weeks ago, Aldi’s had asparagus. Imagine that!? $2.99 for a one pound bag. Now, mind you’ve I’ve seen asparagus there before, but it was either, you guessed it, fat and woody OR the tips were all mush which is a no-no in the asparagus world. *I’ve since seen it for around $1.69 a package … wish there was a way to stock up on this when it’s that cheap!!

So whenever, I see them model thin stalks, I scoop them up, run home and promptly start cooking … I LOVE LOVE LOVE these things!

I used to make them this easy way: asparagus, chopped garlic, diced onion, olive oil, salt & pepper mixture … but then … I discovered this:

Trader Joe’s Lemon Infused Olive Oil  … uhm … HELLO!!??

So now, I just skip all that happy chop chop chop stuff and get straight down to this technique:

Snap and rinse your asparagus, toss the tops in a large bowl.

Drizzle with generous pour of that there Lemon Infused Garlic Oil

Liberally season with your salt & pepper mixture (ours is salt, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder poured in to an OLD Badia spice bottle … we live by this stuff)

With clean hands, fluff and mix to coat all the asparagus.

Fire up your grill and allow to heat on high. Reduce the heat to medium (make sure no flames are hitting the grates) and clean. Put a grill mat down (if you don’t have one, you NEED one … this is what they look like and I really need to do a review on these! I picked this up at Bed Bath & Beyond for like $10 or so but like the link better as there’s 3 and they seem to be larger than what I have)

Toss on your asparagus (I did two batches as I made 2 pounds), spread them out a little and close the lid. After a few minutes, check on them, giving them a little toss with your tongs … keep an eye on them as they will get charry really fast …

I love, love, love these little things and this is such an easy recipe to make! Go ahead, give it a try!


Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!
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15 thoughts on “Simple Asparagus

  1. This looks and sounds so delicious!Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  2. I am not a big fan of these skinny stalks, but I think that would change now. These look so good. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


  3. I love asparagus. It just says summer is coming! Using the lemon infused olive oil is an awesome idea!


  4. Simple and elegant way to prepare asparagus! I need to check that lemon infused oil at TJ's. Thank you for sharing this idea at FF!


  5. Love this simple asparagus, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning and tweeting.


  6. Congratulations!Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great week!Miz Helen


  7. We love asparagus and can't wait to try it this way! Thanks so much for sharing it at Tasty Tuesday where you've been featured and pinned! Please come back!


  8. I love asparagus, fat or thin, as long as it's fresh. I like it steamed to crisp-tender with absolutely nothing on it OR seasoned up a bit. Haven't tried grilling it because I've been without my outdoor grill for a long time now (it broke beyond repair and I've not yet replaced it). But it sure looks and sounds wonderful!


  9. YUM! Sounds amazing! :)I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  10. Asparagus is at its best when cooked simply like this. Thank you for sharing with FF:)


  11. Your Asparagus looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!Miz Helen


  12. I love simple dishes! This sounds perfect to me! Thank you for sharing at this week's Fiesta Friday party!


  13. I hope you get a chance to try it soon!


  14. I was new to asparagus a few years ago as well and now it's one of our favorite spring/summer veggies! We grow SO MUCH those first couple weeks in the garden that we've tried it about 10,000 ways–and this is definitely my favorite. Quick, simple, tasty.


  15. No fair! It's 3 pm and all I think about is a big plate of your simple asparagus. yummmmmmm. Congrats, you're featured at the This Is How We Roll Link Party.


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