If you enjoy the taste of freshly grilled food year-round, you will love this Asparagus on George Foreman Grill recipe! I love asparagus and we eat it at least once a week at our house. It’s such a versatile vegetable in everything from side dishes to main dishes and is readily available year-round at any grocery store.
If your family loves asparagus as much as mine does check out all the asparagus recipes I have!
This indoor grill asparagus recipe could not get any easier. Even better, it only takes minutes to make! Enjoy it as a side dish with a variety of main dishes or simply enjoy it as is.
Tips for making Asparagus on a George Foreman Grill
Have I mentioned I love my George Foreman Grill? I know, it sounds so cheesy but I honestly love how simple it is to use and clean-up is always a breeze!
This recipe calls for fresh asparagus and that is definitely important. Frozen and canned asparagus will not cut it for this recipe.
I like choosing medium width asparagus from my local grocer but I know some enjoy thicker and/or thinner widths. Keep that in mind while cooking as you may need to adjust the cooking time.
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Make it a Meal:
I love meal planning. Every few weeks I check my pantry for what I have on hand and then I sit down and meal plan. It’s almost relaxing! If you don’t enjoy it quite as much as I do, I have you covered with all my meal plans here!
If you would like to plan a meal around this Asparagus on George Foreman Grill recipe, I’ve pulled together a few delicious ideas and linked them below…
Main Dish: Try this hearty Instant Pot Hamburger Soup filled with potato chunks and meat!
Refreshing Drink: Try these Drink Recipes for Summer
Don’t forget Dessert: Choose from one of these easy Cake Mix Bread Recipes
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Once you make this Asparagus on George Foreman Grill, you will want to try even more veggie side dishes. No worries because I have you covered! Check out these side dish ideas…
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5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Butter Corn will have your kiddos asking for seconds. My boys love corn and this side dish is always a family favorite.
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Did you know you can enjoy asparagus year-round?
Although it is primarily a spring vegetable, asparagus can be enjoyed year-round. To ensure the fresh taste you can blanch it and freeze or can and then enjoy it throughout colder months.
How do you cook asparagus like a pro?
Asparagus is a versatile and healthy vegetable that can be cooked in a variety of ways. To cook asparagus like a pro, start by selecting medium-thick spears that are vibrant green with firm tips.
Next, snap off the tough, woody ends and rinse the spears with cool water.
For a simple yet delicious method, toss the spears with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then roast them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.
For a more indulgent approach, wrap each spear in prosciutto or bacon and bake until crispy.
Another option is to sauté the asparagus in butter and garlic for a quick and flavorful side dish.
No matter which method you choose, be sure to keep an eye on the cooking time as overcooked asparagus can become mushy and unappetizing.
With these tips and tricks, you’ll be cooking asparagus like a pro in no time!
Should asparagus be crunchy or soft?
While some prefer their asparagus to be slightly tender, others want it to retain its crunch. It’s important to note that the textural preference of asparagus is entirely subjective and depends on personal taste. Both crunchy and soft asparagus can be prepared in a multitude of ways and still taste great.
Ultimately, the key to preparing the perfect asparagus dish lies in the seasoning and cooking method. So experiment, have fun, and see what works best for your taste buds!
Do you eat the top or bottom of asparagus?
While both parts of the vegetable are edible, the bottom is often tougher and more fibrous than the top. Therefore, it is recommended to snap the bottom part of the asparagus before cooking or eating.
By doing this, you can ensure a more enjoyable and tender experience when consuming asparagus. Additionally, the top part of asparagus is considered the choicest portion as it is usually more tender and succulent than the bottom portion.
So, the next time you are preparing asparagus, remember to snap off the bottom and enjoy the delicious top.
Should you cut asparagus before or after cooking?
While both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, ultimately, the decision comes down to personal preference and the method of cooking. Those who prefer to cut their asparagus before cooking argue that cutting off the woody ends allows for more even cooking and a better presentation.
On the other hand, those who choose to cut after cooking believe that this helps to retain the natural flavor and texture of the asparagus.
Regardless of which approach you choose, it’s important to keep in mind that asparagus is a delicate vegetable that requires minimal cooking time and attention to maintain its bright, vibrant color and crisp texture.
Why do you cut asparagus at an angle?
Have you ever wondered why asparagus is often cut at an angle? It turns out that there are practical and aesthetic reasons behind this technique.
By cutting at an angle, you are removing the tough, woody ends of the asparagus, ensuring that only the tender, flavorful portions remain. Additionally, the diagonal cut provides a pleasing visual contrast to the straight, upright stalks.
This attention to detail can elevate even the simplest of dishes, making them look more visually appealing and professional.
So, next time you prep asparagus, give it a slight tilt before slicing it – your taste buds and your eyes will thank you!
How much of asparagus should you cut?
To get the most out of your asparagus, it is recommended to cut about an inch off the ends. This will ensure that any tough or woody parts are removed, leaving only the tender, flavorful stalks.
Remember to use a sharp knife and cut at a slight angle for a neat and professional look.
With these tips in mind, you can confidently prepare asparagus for your next meal!
More Asparagus Recipes:
- 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat the George Foreman grill.
- Lay the asparagus on a flat surface and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle garlic powder and black pepper over the top of the asparagus.
- Place the asparagus in a single layer on the grill. Shut the lid and cook for 6 minutes, until the asparagus is tender.
- Continue cooking in batches until all the asparagus has been cooked
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 4/29/2020