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Easy Grilled Lemon Pepper Asparagus

Easy grilled lemon pepper asparagus recipe for a great side dish

Remember how I used to be picky? Well, immediately after we had our first daughter we moved to California. California is beautiful, amazing weather (we lived in San Diego) and they have awesome produce. Which is great, unless you’re me and you don’t really care for all of those weird vegetables. Remember, this is the old me, the new me will devour veggies faster than anything else. Anyway, we had dinner at my sister in law’s house and I was informed she was making a really easy grilled lemon pepper asparagus recipe…

Easy grilled lemon pepper asparagus recipe for a great side dish

Dun, dun, duuuuuuuuun! How in the heck was I going to get out of this one?! We were all going to be eating dinner together in the back yard for heaven’s sake!!!! Wait, there was a dog. I for sure could slip one to the dog. Nope, I already was feeling sneaky and knew I couldn’t pretend to eat something and feed it to the dog without feeling horribly guilty. I was going to have to suck it up. And suck it up I did, and it was good. It was real good. And so began my veggie journey. That day I learned that grilled asparagus is and since then I’ve converted my mother (you have heard that us Mormons like to convert people right? Kidding, kidding.) who always said asparagus was like a nasty weed growing by an old ditch. And now she even loves it. Booyah, baby!

Can You Eat Asparagus Raw?

Most people prefer cooked asparagus.

But, it is completely safe to eat asparagus raw.

You could combine raw asparagus with feta cheese, parmesan or radish.

Also, you can add a spear or two of asparagus to your fresh green smoothie.

Does Sea Salt Taste Different Than Table Salt?

The main difference between sea salt and table salt is the texture.

Sea salt has larger, flakier texture.

 Is Asparagus Good For You?

Asparagus is high in  fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K.

Asparagus also contains a mineral that increases the ability to transport glucose from the blood stream into the cells, helping to reduce blood sugar.

Easy Grilled Lemon Pepper Asparagus

Easy grilled lemon pepper asparagus recipe for a great side dish

Easy Grilled Lemon Pepper Asparagus

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings


  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Pepper


  • Heat a grill, or grill pan, over medium high heat.
  • In a dish, toss the trimmed asparagus (see related link at bottom of post for help trimming) with olive oil, a pinch or two of salt and lemon pepper.
  • Grill turning occasionally until grill marks appear, about 2-4 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Grilled Lemon Pepper Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 1.8g1%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 0.9g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • This is so fresh and delicious! Like spring on a plate!

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