Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Manchego Cheese laying horizontal on a plate

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Manchego Cheese

You only need a few simple ingredients for an easy summer vegetable side dish recipe that explodes with flavor.
Course Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 84kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 2 lbs asparagus
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Manchego cheese (can substitute Parmesan, Romano, or sharp white cheddar)
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Preheat your grill to medium. Wash and dry asparagus, and snap the tough ends off of each stalk.
  • Toss the asparagus in the olive oil, salt, and pepper, then grill over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until tender and slight charred, flipping over once or twice while cooking.
  • Remove asparagus from the grill to a serving plate and immediately top with shredded cheese and lemon zest so that the heat of the asparagus slight melts the cheese and releases the flavors and aromas form the zest. Sprinkle with a bit more freshly ground black pepper.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2.5mg