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Grilled Marinated Asparagus

Fresh asparagus, like so many other veggies, is so delicious when grilled!

Hands-on Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes | Servings: 4 to 6 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, washed and dried, tough ends discarded
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and flattened roughly
  • 1 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Directions:
  1. Place the asparagus in a gallon-size zip lock bag.
  2. In a glass jar with a tight fitting lid, place the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper and shake vigorously to combine. Pour the marinade over the asparagus, coating all surfaces.
  3. Marinate at room temperature for 1 hour. (If marinating for 1-3 hours, place the asparagus in the refrigerator.)
  4. Prepare grill for medium heat. Drain and grill the asparagus, turning once or twice with tongs, until they are crisp-tender, 4-8 minutes depending on the thickness of the spears.
  5. Serve hot, cold or at room temperature.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 270, Calories from Fat 240, Total Fat 27g (42% DV), Saturated Fat 4g (20% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 400mg (17% DV), Carbohydrates 7g (2% DV), Dietary Fiber 3g (12% DV), Sugars 3g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 4%, Iron 15%.

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