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Grilled Asparagus with Cilantro Lemon Butter


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  • Ingredients
  • 1 pound thin asparagus spears, tough ends snapped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons light butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 small lemon, juiced



Step 1

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and place a sheet of aluminum foil on the grate.
2. While grill is heating, bring a large pot of water to a boil.
3. Drop asparagus spears into boiling water and stir gently; cook until the asparagus are bright green but still crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Drain the asparagus and cool quickly under a stream of cold water.
5. Place asparagus into a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
6. Place asparagus onto the foil-lined grill grate and cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Turn spears over several times with tongs.
7. Transfer grilled asparagus to a serving platter.
8. Stir cilantro, light butter, fat-free sour cream, and lemon juice together in a bowl; drizzle over asparagus to serve.


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