Grilled Asparagus With Lemongrass Garlic Rub

Instead of carb-based side salads (think pasta or potatoes), how about tossing asparagus on the grill?

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Every fit guys knows the dread of walking into a barbecue or dinner party and only seeing a ton of carb-packed side dishes on the menu. Solve that problem by bringing this easy, grilled asparagus along with you—not only will you save your six-pack, you’ll look like the most thoughtful guest at the party.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 110; total fat: 7g; saturated fat: 1g; protein: 4g; carbohydrates: 8g; sugar: 4g; fiber: 4g; cholesterol: 0mg; sodium: 40mg

Recipe and photo by Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N., of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, NJ.

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

6 min.

  • 1½ lb or 24 medium asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemongrass, chopped (alternatively, you can rehydrate the freeze-dried version)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

In a small bowl, combine olive oil and spices.

Toss asparagus in sealed, zippered bag with spice mixture.

Place on an oiled grill rack; cook 6 minutes or until tender, turning once.