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Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Herb Sauce (AIP, SCD)

  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 14 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Here is an elegant and effective solution for the challenges of grilling asparagus, plus a delicious lemon herb sauce that turns this humble vegetable into something really special.


  • 1 pound asparagus (large spears will be easier to thread onto skewers)
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme


  1. Preheat grill on high heat.
  2. Snap tough woody ends of asparagus spears off and discard.
  3. Use two wooden skewers to create a “raft” of 5-7 asparagus spears, connected by threading the skewers through them. Repeat as many times as necessary with additional skewers.
  4. Drizzle “rafts” with olive oil and rub with clean hands to evenly distribute on both sides. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Place “rafts” on hot grill and allow to cook undisturbed for 5 minutes, then flip and grill for an additional 3-4 minutes on the other side.
  6. While the asparagus is grilling, prepare the sauce by finely chopping the fresh herbs and then combine with lemon juice and olive oil. Shake in a lidded jar or whisk vigorously to combine.
  7. To serve, remove asparagus from skewers and pour sauce over top (if you have extra sauce, store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days).
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 9 mins
  • Category: Vegetable