Asparagus on the Grill

Simple treatment with great-tasting results!

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2 pound fresh asparagus spears
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat gas or charcoal grill.

Brush asparagus with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on grill or in grill basket (grill "wok"). Place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 minutes. Turn asparagus or shake basket to turn asparagus; cook 3 to 4 minutes longer or until lightly browned and crisp-tender.

Place asparagus on serving platter.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 25 minutes

Additional Information

To bump up the flavor, try using a flavored olive oil.

Make a sauce by melting 2 tablespoons butter and stirring in chopped, drained roasted red bell peppers from a 7-ounce jar. To serve, microwave the sauce uncovered on HIGH 30 seconds. Stir, then microwave 30 to 45 seconds longer or until hot.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 50 (Calories from Fat 20), Total Fat 2 1/2 g (Saturated Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 15 mg; Total Carbohydrate 4 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 1 g), Protein 3 g; Exchanges: 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 0

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