Grilled Asparagus in Dill Butter


When asparagus is at its spring peak, a drizzle of butter and a few herbs and spices are all that's needed to amplify the fresh flavor. Grill and serve with steak, pork, seafood or chicken.

Grilled Asparagus in Dill Butter
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Grill Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
17 mins


  • 1 pound asparagus spears

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • Finely shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. On a platter, drizzle asparagus with butter and sprinkle with dill, garlic, and pepper. Toss to combine.

  2. For a charcoal grill, placeasparagus on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 7 to 10 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender, rolling asparagus occasionally to ensure even cooking. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place asparagus on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.)

  3. To serve, transfer asparagus to a serving dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
11g Fat
2g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 15.9mg 80%
Calcium 222.1mg 17%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 151mg 3%
Folate, total 80.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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