Asparagus season…it’s here! Go get some while it’s fresh as can be. This simple 5-ingredient recipe dresses up asparagus in the very best way. A little heat, a little nutty, a little zing. Throw it on the grill, and you’ve got an excellent side dish in mere minutes. It’s also great leftover, chopped up and thrown in a salad. If you can’t find chili-infused oil, you can easily make your own (try this chili oil recipe). But in a pinch, this is just as delicious with straight up extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
Grilled Asparagus with Chili Oil, Lemon Zest & Parmigiano
1 bunch of asparagus
2 tablespoons chili-infused oil
Grated lemon zest
Chop off the woody ends of the asparagus, 1-2 inches off the bottom. Toss asparagus with the oils, salt and pepper. Grill over high heat (use a grill or grill pan on the stove) for about 5-7 minutes, until just charred and still firm. Use a microplane to finely grate the Parm and zest over the asparagus.