Once you make Asparagus on the Blackstone Griddle, you will wonder why you ever made it any other way! When you need a fast and easy side that is sure to be a hit, it doesn’t get any better than this. This simple recipe takes less than ten minutes to make with just four ingredients.
There is nothing quite like the taste of vegetables cooked on a Blackstone griddle and Blackstone asparagus is one of my favorites veggie sides.
It's easy to cook with just a couple of minutes of prep time. Follow this Blackstone griddle asparagus recipe, and you will be enjoying a delicious dish in no time!
Ingredients for Making Blackstone Asparagus
- Asparagus: Choose medium spears that are crisp and tender. To trim the woody ends, snap one spear of asparagus and then cut the remaining spears to match.
- Oil: I like to use regular olive oil for cooking rather than extra virgin olive oil. It is more economical and has a higher smoke point. You can use your favorite oil - vegetable oil works just fine.
- Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice is always best. While the amount of lemon juice can vary from lemon to lemon, you need about ½ of a large lemon. Balsamic vinegar can be used in place of lemon juice.
- Salt: Adjust the seasonings to your liking. I use either kosher salt or sea salt. Garlic powder and black pepper are great additions.
This griddled asparagus recipe works well with most any meaty main!
Some great options include Grilled Chicken Parmesan, Hanger Steak, Air Fryer Tuna Steak, Easy Marinated Chicken Wings, and Cheese Bacon BBQ Chicken. It is also fabulous with Blackstone Chicken Fried Rice.
Want to make your meal entirely on the Blackstone? Check out my Blackstone recipes below!
Frequently Asked Questions
You will want to griddle your asparagus for about 5 minutes until it is tender but not limp. Keep a close eye on it while cooking so that you don’t overcook it.
Cooking asparagus on a flat top griddle is as simple as preheating your griddle, oiling it, and cooking the asparagus for a few minutes.
You’ll want to have tongs to rotate the asparagus so that you get a nice char on all sides.
While there is no definitive answer, there are a few things to consider.
Soaking asparagus in water can help to prevent it from drying out on the grill or griddle, but it can also make it harder to get crisp, evenly cooked results.
If you choose to soak your asparagus, be sure to dry it thoroughly before cooking. Otherwise, you may want to skip the soaking step and simply brush the asparagus with a little oil before grilling.
Ultimately, the best way to decide whether or not to soak your asparagus is to experiment and see what results you prefer.
Tools Needed to Make Griddle Asparagus
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- Blackstone Griddle, grill pan, large griddle pan, or cast-iron skillet.
- Infrared thermometer
- Shallow dish
Store leftover cooked asparagus in the refrigerator for up to two days. Reheat it in a skillet or on your Blackstone Griddle.
How to Cook Asparagus on the Blackstone Griddle
First, start by preheating your griddle to 350° F. This should be about medium-low to medium heat, but I like to use an infrared thermometer to make sure my griddle temperature is correct.
Next, combine the oil, lemon juice, and seasonings in a shallow dish. Trim the stems of the asparagus.
Place asparagus in a bowl and coat the asparagus with the oil and seasonings.
Oil your griddle, and then scatter the asparagus in a single layer.
Cook for about 5 minutes, flipping occasionally, until tender. (Thicker spears will take a bit longer.)
Transfer the asparagus to a serving platter. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and drizzle with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Tent with foil to keep warm if not serving immediately.
More Blackstone Griddle Recipes to Try
- Crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside, this Seared Flank Steak is simply delicious. The secret to its success is in the marinade, which infuses the steak with bold flavors. Then, we sear it to perfection and top it with a fragrant herb butter.
- For a delicious meal that is light and filling, cooking Salmon on the Blackstone Griddle is perfect! This recipe is super-quick and flavor-packed with a quick marinade just minutes of cook time.
- Blackstone smash burgers are the perfect addition to any burger night. These juicy, flavorful patties are seared to perfection, making them a delicious and easy option for any burger lover.
- You can't go wrong with chicken thighs on the Blackstone griddle. This recipe is simple enough for a weeknight meal, but it's also tasty enough to impress your guests. The garlicky and herbaceous marinade adds plenty of flavor, and the chicken cooks up juicy and tender.
Asparagus on the Blackstone Griddle
- Blackstone Griddle
- 1 pound asparagus spears trimmed
- 3 tablespoons olive oil plus more for cooking
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat your Blackstone Griddle to 350 ° F.
- In a shallow dish, combine the oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
- Coat the asparagus in the oil mixture.
- Add oil to your griddle.
- Add the asparagus and cook for 5 minutes, rotating the asparagus occasionally, until tender.
- Transfer to a serving platter, and drizzle with additional lemon juice if desired.