This Easy Grilled Asparagus in Foil recipe will show you the best way to make this dish using a Homemade BBQ rub all while wrapped in a foil packet. This side dish is perfect for weeknight dinners and cookouts!
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Grilled veggies are seriously the best! Especially when you season them with my Homemade BBQ Rub and Seasoning. You can use a gas or charcoal grill for this recipe.
Why Use Foil?
The most obvious reason is to prevent the asparagus from slipping through the grill grates as you cook it. Wrapping it tightly in foil will also steam and grill the asparagus at the same time.
How to Trim the Stalks
Grab a knife and cutting board. You want to trim the white and woody lower ends of the asparagus. The ends are usually tough in texture. You can read about The Right Way to Trim Asparagus here.
How to Grill Asparagus Using Foil Packets
Detailed instructions and measurements can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
I use a Weber gas grill. You can grab it here on Amazon.
- Preheat grill to 400 degrees.
- Gather a large piece of foil.
- Drizzle olive oil onto the bottom of the piece of foil. Place the asparagus on the foil.
- Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and sprinkle spices throughout.
- Fold up the foil packet.
Getting to know your grill is important. Most modern and newer grills will display the temperature. For this dish, 400 degrees and medium-high heat is optimal.
If you don’t have a temperature dial you can do a hand test to see if the grill has reached medium-high. You can read more about How to Check the Temperature of Your Grill here.
How Long to Cook it/How to Tell When it’s Done
Be sure to flip the asparagus packet halfway through cooking, around 7-8 minutes, then cook for an additional 7 minutes.
You can take a peek in on the veggies to gauge doneness. Keep in mind, each time you open the grill, it will lose some of it’s heat and temperature. This could add a little to the cook time.
When fully cooked the outside texture will be firm with a soft interior.
Stringy and Mushy Asparagus
This happens when you overcook the asparagus. If you have never prepared it on the grill, keep a watchful eye to ensure you don’t cook it too long.
Pair this With These Main Dishes
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Pan Seared Salmon
Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken
Smothered Chicken Recipe
Keto Smothered Pork Chops
Chicken and Avocado Salsa
More Side Dishes
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Southern Baked Beans
Southern Potato Salad
Southern Soul Food Baked Mac and Cheese
Easy Spaghetti Salad
Southern Macaroni Salad
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Easy Grilled Asparagus in Foil
- 1 pound fresh asparagus Ends trimmed.
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil Divided
- Preheat grill to 400 degrees.
- Gather a large piece of foil, it should be large enough to fully store the asparagus while wrapped.
- Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil onto the bottom of the piece of foil. Place the asparagus on the foil.
- Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over the asparagus and sprinkle the spices throughout. Rub the asparagus to ensure the oil and spices are coated.
- Fold up the foil packet and ensure all of the sides are completely sealed.
- Grill for 15 minutes. Halfway through, flip the asparagus and continue grilling on the other side.
- Cool before serving.
- You can use a 1/2 -1 tablespoon of your favorite BBQ rub or whatever spices and seasoning you wish.
- You can add other vegetables to the foil packet along with the asparagus. Potatoes will not work because they have a longer cook time.
- You can take a peek in on the veggies to gauge doneness. Keep in mind, each time you open the grill, it will lose some of its heat and temperature. This could add a little to the cook time.
- If your asparagus is stringy and mushy, you cooked it too long or the temperature was too high. Adjust.