Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest, Garlic, and Parsley

  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 teas. finely minced parsley
  • 1 teas. grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and tough stem ends removed
  • ½ teas. freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, parsley, and lemon zest.

Brush a grill pan with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and heat over med-high heat.

Toss the asparagus with the remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil and pepper.  Grill for about 10 minutes, until golden brown but still crisp-tender.

Cook time will vary with the thickness of the asparagus.

Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with the garlic, parsley and lemon zest mixture.