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Grilled Sesame Asparagus

Grilled Sesame Asparagus

Grilled Sesame Asparagus is perfect for spring when fresh, local, asparagus are abundant. Quick, easy, and fresh, here’s a vegetable you will want to eat.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Vegetables
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 79 kcal


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus if buying thick stemmed ones, I use a vegetable peeler to take off the bottom ½ of each for a more tender stalk tough end discarded
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Step 1Clean your AsparagusRinse the asparagus under cold running water and pat dry. If desired, peel the bottom of the asparagus with a vegetable peeler. Remove the tough end. To find this, hold the asparagus about midway between the tip and the bottom and bend, the asparagus should break where the tender top meets the more fibrous bottom. Trim with a knife if you like a neat bottom.
  • Step 2Place the asparagus stalks into a zip-top bag, add the oil along with salt and pepper to taste. Shake to mix well. 
  • Heat your grill pan, grill, or broiler to high heat. If using the broiler, put the asparagus on a cooking sheet; otherwise, just place the asparagus onto the grill pan or grill. Grill, turning often (broiler, shake the pan once or twice while under the heat) until the asparagus are beginning to brown and become tender, 5 - 7 minutes for crisp-tender. Add the sesame seeds and toss well. Serve hot or at room temperature.


Serving: 1gSodium: 258mgFiber: 2gCalories: 79kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 7gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 4g
Keyword fresh asparagus, grilled asparagus, veggie on the grill
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