How to BBQ Asparagus – simple & delicious recipe!

How to BBQ Asparagus @fabfood4allSuddenly we’re in a heatwave so people up and down the country will be dusting down their barbecues and cooking up a storm. If men had their way I’m sure they’d be happy to just eat meat on these occasions but for me it’s equally about the veggies and salads. As we’re in the middle of asparagus season I thought I would tell you how to BBQ asparagus after doing some research. Asparagus can be tricky to BBQ, it can fall down into the coals or just be really fiddly to turn so the trick is to thread it onto soaked wooden skewers. This way you just turn the whole lot once and when you’re ready to serve simply slide off the skewers.

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Threading the asparagus is a little fiddly but I promise you your effort will be rewarded. The best way to cook the asparagus is on a high heat but the day my son cooked ours he’d used up most of the heat on our meat dishes so ours had a long, slow cook. At this point I have to heap praise on my son for his excellent BBQ skills. To me there’s nothing worse than a charred black sausage or equally bad raw meat but my son has his BBQ skills down to a fine art and cooks the food perfectly and probes everything with a thermometer for safety! Funnily enough he’s just walked in after attending a BBQ where the food was cooked on a gas BBQ and he says it doesn’t taste the same as a coal BBQ so doesn’t see the point!

How to BBQ Asparagus @fabfood4all

Anyway I do hope you try out my tips on how to BBQ asparagus as it’s so good and do let me know what vegetables you like to BBQ!

For more BBQ inspiration do check out:

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How to BBQ Asparagus @fabfood4all


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Asparagus coated in seasoned olive oil and garlic, barbecued on wooden skewers - just delicious!
Recipe type: Starter
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8
  • 500g asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • freshly ground salt & pepper
  • 2 wooden skewers, soaked in water
  1. Wash and trim off the woody ends of the asparagus
  2. Pour the olive oil into a small bowl and whisk together with the garlic and a generous grinding of salt and pepper.
  3. Place the asparagus in a food bag, add the garlic oil and holding the bag shut with your hand give it a good shake.
  4. Thread the asparagus near the base onto a wooden skewer and then repeat with another skewer near the top.
  5. Place the asparagus on the BBQ to cook, turning once. Will take about 4 minutes per side on a high heat and up to 10 minutes a side on a low heat (which mine were cooked on).
  6. Check if asparagus is cooked by inserting a skewer.
  7. Serve hot or cold as a side dish.

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  1. Helen Thurston

    Love asparagus – especially on the bbq, have never thought to use skewers to hold them together, even though I make veggie skewers regularly. Adding asparagus to the shopping list!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, enjoy-)

  2. Patrick Karuu

    Just yummy. Thanks for sharing

  3. Kavey

    Doh, I don’t think I’d have thought to thread asparagus like this but love it as I bet the charring of BBQ cooking is brlliant!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey:-)

  4. kellie@foodtoglow

    Fantastic idea, Camilla! I do bbq asparagus but always fiddle with them as individual slippery spears. Not any more! Thanks for sharing this tip xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie, glad to have helped-)

  5. Elizabeth

    What an absolutely genius idea! I love asparagus but never thought to bbq it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, hopefully you can enjoy it this way now:-)

  6. Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet

    Love love love asparagus! It would never have occurred to me to barbecue them, what a fab solution.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle:-)

  7. Julie McCaughan

    Would it be ok to do this on the grill, inside, rather than on the BBQ? Would it still have that delicious chargrilled taste, I wonder? I’m thinking ahead in case the weather behaves badly!

    1. Camilla

      If I was doing asparagus indoors then I’d just roast in the oven, less fussy.

  8. Claire @foodiequine

    Love the skewer tip! I normally chuck mine in a BBQ tray to stop it falling between the bars or wrap two spears with parma ham.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Claire:-)

  9. Janice

    What a great idea to skewer the asparagus. Lovely to have some nice grilled veggies with a barbecue.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice, yes love BBQ’d veg:-)

  10. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    Yep…. We’ve finally hit BBQ season for sure! I love asparagus BBQ’d but this looks a great way to cook it. Shame the asparagus season is so short! x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate:-)

  11. Tracey Susan Anderson

    My favourite of all BBQ veggie .. Yum! 🙂 x

    1. Camilla

      It is fab isn’t it:-)

  12. Richard Eldred Hawes

    I love asparagus however it is cooked as long as it has plenty of butter

    1. Camilla

      It is fab:-)

  13. Margaret gallagher

    I’d certaintly give this a GO next time on the barbecue
    I normally put it on foil trays

    1. Camilla

      Great Margaret:-)

  14. Amy Fidler

    Love cooking asparagus x especially on the BBQ x

    1. Camilla

      Yummy aren’t they:-)

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