BBQ Balsamic Asparagus

Despite the rain and cold of the last couple days, BBQ season is in full swing! The other thing in full swing is Local Food Week. To celebrate, I put together this recipe using Ontario asparagus. Local Food Week is a great time to remember to try and buy produce that’s in season as much as possible, and to support local farmers and growers whenever you can. There will be tons of awesome produce showing up at farmers’ markets soon so it’s always worth adding that stop to your grocery trip.

This recipe only has four ingredients and can be thrown right on the BBQ while you’re cooking up the rest of your meal. I used aluminum foil to wrap the asparagus since we don’t have a grilling basket, but you could cook it that way as well. It would just be faster and have more grill marks.

This recipe makes 2 servings, but could easily be doubled for 4!

BBQ Balsamic Asparagus

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 bunch Ontario asparagus
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp goat cheese
  1. Preheat the BBQ to medium heat.
  2. Remove the tough, woody ends from the asparagus and place in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour balsamic vinegar and oil over the asparagus and turn to coat.
  4. Place the asparagus on the aluminum foil and fold all the edges in so it’s completely sealed up.
  5. Throw the whole package on the grill for 15 minutes, turning halfway through and moving to make sure it cooks evenly.
  6. Let the foil cool and unwrap. Watch out for any steam that escapes and be careful!
  7. Top the asparagus with goat cheese and serve!
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