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silver foil with green asparagus with garlic slices inside

Grilled Asparagus in Foil

Fire up the grill and make this delicious and healthy Grilled Asparagus in Foil recipe as a complimentary (low mess) side dish to just about any protein! This 5-ingredient summer side dish is made in under 20 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 56kcal
Author Katie


  • Grill
  • Aluminum Foil


  • 1 lb. Asparagus (thick cut)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Preheat grill to at least 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • While grill is preheating, clean asparagus, chop the ends off. 
  • Take a large (12x12) sheet of aluminum foil, and place the asparagus in the middle of it. Gather the sides together and then bring the tops together. Don’t seal just yet. Add your olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper. Mix with your hands. Then gently close the pouch.
  • Reduce the heat of the grill burners to low. Add the pouch to direct heat on a gas grill for 15 minutes.
  • Once the asparagus is done cooking carefully remove it from the grill. Carefully open the aluminum foil. Steam will rise from the closed alumium foil, so be extra careful. Mix with tongs, divide evenly among plates and enjoy.


  • This is an easy side dish to prep ahead of time. Make it in the morning let it sit in the refrigerator and pull it out for dinner when your ready to grill.
  • I prefer thick cut asparagus over thin. If you can only find the thin asparagus reduce your cooking time by 5 minutes.


Serving: 0.25c | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg