I am admittedly ADDICTED to the spring asparagus in the stores right now!! It is too darn delicious, and I am even getting my kids to eat a stalk or two!
No joke, I have been eating an entire bunch to myself the past several days.
I was perusing a new cookbook from the library, Cooking for Isaiah, by Silvana Nardone. I always like to play with a cookbook a bit to see if it is worth adding to my collection, and this saves me lots of money by checking them out at our library first! It also helps me limit the cookbooks I have to the ones I actually use: I have one shelf in a cupboard donated for this purpose, and I won’t add anymore space…it is a good way to keep my cookbook obsession in check.
I was inspired by a recipe for asparagus with lemon dip. Lemon and asparagus = perfect marriage!!
These pictures are the next day, served chilled….so eat it how you like it, cold or warm!
Recipe tips and information for grilled asparagus and garlic aioli:
- I use this method for grilling asparagus,
- I use my own homemade mayo in this recipe, the flavor can not be beat!
- The grill time will vary depending on the thickness of the stalks, so watch carefully! No one likes mushy stalks!
- I use this grill basket on my BBQ, I love it!
Love asparagus? Here are some more recipes:
- Easy Oven Asparagus
- Creamy Dijon Asparagus
- Broccoli & Asparagus Frittata
- Roasted Spring Veggies w/ Chicken Sausage
You could also try this Italian potato salad, for fun twist on an old classic! No mayo!
Grilled Asparagus w/ Garlic Lemon Aioli Recipe:
If you try these lemony garlic spear, be sure to come back and leave your feedback below!
Grilled Asparagus w/ Garlic Lemon Aioli
Grilled asparagus drizzled in a lemony garlic sauce - a perfect spring side dish!!! This asparagus is a snap to throw together with simple pantry ingredients!
- 1 batch grilled asparagus recipe linked above
Garlic Lemon Aioli
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise vegan or light as you prefer, try making your own homemade, SO easy, delicious, and no weird ingredients!
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes optional
- 3 teaspoons white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl, adjust seasonings to taste.
Drizzle or dip over your grilled asparagus/
Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Anne Lawton says
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. I will be making this soon, since asparagus season will soon be here in NJ!
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says
Its that time of year for yummy fresh asparagus! Got this recipe bookmarked! Thanks for linking up at Gluten Free Fridays!
Lisa Lynn says
I planted asparagus in my garden last year. I can’t wait to start harvesting it! This looks awesome. 🙂
Thanks for sharing your culinary talents on Wildcrafting Wednesday!
I love asparagus! I will definitely need to try it this way. Thanks for the recipe and linking up to Motivation Monday!
Our asparagus is coming in and I am on the lookout for new recipes. This will be perfect. I am marking down lemons to buy for next week’s list. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!
Ooh, sounds yummy!! I love asparagus, but this sounds even better than the way I grill it.
Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!
This looks really delish! I love asparagus! Even though I haven’t actually tried the recipe yet, I’m gonna give it 5 stars because after reading the ingredients I know I’m gonna like it! Thanks! Saw you on Wildcrafting Wednesday.
I have been wanting to try making homemade aoli for awhile! I am definitely pinning this! Thank you for linking up!
Julie Moore says
Thank you so much for stopping by Natural and Free and linking this up to our Spring Fling, Blogger-Style! link-up! That sauce would go great with the Roasted Asparagus I shared today, too! 🙂 Awesomeness! Have a great week, and feel free to link up any other recipes that scream “spring” to you! We’d love to have them! Thanks so much!
This looks delish! I’m always on the lookout for new recipes for asparagus…thanks for sharing!
Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures says
Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.
Check back later today when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂
Kelsy at The Liberated Kitchen says
I love grilled asparagus and I love garlic lemon aioli. This looks awesome. Thanks for sharing it on GAPS Friendly Friday, Tessa!
April Harris says
I adore asparagus, and this is such a delicious way to serve it! The aoili sounds like such a perfect compliment to this lovely fresh vegetable. Thank you for sharing this post!