Grilled Lemon Parmesan Asparagus


A little lemon juice and Parmesan cheese sprinkled over asparagus before placing it on the grill adds bright, nutty flavor to an otherwise ordinary side dish.

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or more if needed

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or more if needed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Place asparagus in a large, shallow bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, going from bottom to top of stalks. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over asparagus; lightly toss to coat each spear.

  3. Use tongs to transfer coated asparagus to the preheated grill. Grill to desired tenderness, 3 to 7 minutes.

  4. Remove asparagus from the grill and place onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan.


Peel the bottom of the asparagus stems to remove tartness and allow more seasonings to penetrate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
5g Fat
5g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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