Grilled Asparagus & Parmesan Starter

Anyone looking for creative BBQ ideas that are cheap, easy and fabulous for the whole family will be right at home with this asparagus and parmesan starter. Ideal for vegetarians and great as a side dish to accompany just about anything else, what better way to make the most of the brief yet bountiful UK asparagus season? Just five ingredients and a hot grill are all you’ll need to whip up this perfectly posh BBQ food in less than five minutes!


  1. Break the tough, woody ends from the asparagus spears by bending each spear gently from the thickest end. The spears should snap naturally at the divide – discard the bottoms.
  2. Grill the asparagus spears on a hot grill for approximately two minutes on each side, until slightly tender and charred, but still nice and firm.
  3. Remove the spears and place them on a service plate, before adding a light sprinkle of salt, freshly-shaved parmesan flakes and a good squeeze of lemon.
  4. Serve garnished with a little rocket, or anything else you fancy! Brilliant with burgers, steaks, fish and all your other favourite BBQ recipes!
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