Asparagus is a fantastic side dish to pair with any main dish. The crispiness of the fresh asparagus spears provides a lovely taste next to any main dish. Prepare grilled asparagus in foil on a preheated grill and enjoy the delicious veggies in minimal cook time. Add this side dish recipe to your Camping Dishes!

Unwrapped foil grilled asparagus on a table with steaks.

Grilled asparagus in foil is a fantastic way to enjoy this vibrant and nutritious vegetable. The foil packet seals in the flavors and moisture, resulting in tender and delicious spears with a hint of smokiness. It’s an easy and versatile side dish that pairs well with any grilled meal.

What Is Grilled Asparagus in Foil?

When we talk about grilled asparagus in foil, we’re talking about tender, fresh asparagus stalks cooked in neatly folded pieces of foil. These foil packs provide a little steam room for your asparagus to cook perfectly. By adding tasty seasonings like garlic powder, fresh lemon juice, sea salt, and other spices, amazing flavors are created. Pair this healthy side dish with some Grilled Salmon to enjoy during the warmer months. This is the best way to prepare asparagus with the perfect crunch! 

As you grill your asparagus, be sure to try Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packets, too! Foil dinner for camping makes eating on the go easy and fun. They all create a simple and quick meal while camping or enjoying an evening at home. Want to make it an indulgent feast? Top this asparagus with deviled crab.

Ingredients for this foil wrapped camping recipe.

Ingredients for this foil pack recipe

  • Fresh Asparagus
  • Oil – use your favorite neutral cooking oil, we use avocado oil 
  • Girl Carnivore Over Easy, or your favorite herbaceous Italian spice blend  
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly ground Black pepper
  • Fresh lemon zest
Fresh asparagus on a board.

How to Make this grilled asparagus

Begin by prepping your charcoal grill for two-zone heat. Set it to about 400 degrees. If you use a traditional grill, allow it to preheat with the lid on for roughly 5 to 10 minutes before grilling your asparagus. 

Prep the asparagus spears

  • Cut the woody part off of the asparagus with a sharp knife, about 1/2 inch from the bottom. You don’t want to eat the woody ends. 
  • Place two sheets of aluminum foil on a clean work surface and lay the asparagus spears in the center of the foil.  Place them in the center and drizzle with olive oil. 
  • Season the asparagus with your spice blend, salt, and pepper. 
  • Toss the seasoning and asparagus around to coat them evenly. 
  • Fold the piece of foil over the asparagus. This creates a nice packet to contain the heat. 
  • Place your foil packets seam-side down on another large piece of aluminum foil. Wrap the foil around the packets to prevent leaks. 

Grill the asparagus

  • Place the foil packets seam-side up over the cooler side of the grill and cook for 4 minutes. 
  • Flip the packets and cook 2 to 4 minutes longer, depending on preferences of crispiness. 
  • Use a spatula to remove the foil packets from the grill. 


  • Carefully open the foil packets. Use extra caution; the steam is very hot. 
  • Sprinkle the asparagus with fresh lemon zest and serve hot beside your favorite dishes. 

girl Carnivore Expert Recipe Tips

  • Don’t cook too long! Cooking the asparagus in a packet essentially steams it – and like all steamed veggies, too long can cause it to be mushy. We prefer our asparagus with a bit of a snap when biting into it. 
  • We love this with crumbled bacon bits, pancetta, or prosciutto for a salty umami addition.
  • Get a deeper robust flavor by making smoked asparagus instead.

What to Serve With Grilled Asparagus

The possibilities for dishes to serve with asparagus are endless. Since it’s made on the grill, salmon, chicken, fish, or merlot steak, or crab imperial are great options to make things fancy! Top your favorite meat with a lemon wedge and add nutritious veggies like asparagus, and you’re all set. If you want to stick to the foil packet method, try Steak and Potato Grill Packets. Make quick dinners while camping or at home! 

Leftovers & Reheating

If you don’t finish your asparagus packets, you can save them in the refrigerator in the foil or in an air-tight container. Reheating them is simple as well, but you may end up with soggy asparagus. Simply reheat them in the microwave or toss them into the oven again at 400 degrees f for just a few minutes. They would, however, be great in a frittata

Bright fresh asparagus cooked and ready to be served.

Recipe FAQs

Can you reheat asparagus in the air fryer? 

You can reheat your asparagus stalks in the air fryer. Just set the fryer to 400 and set the cooking time for about 2 to 3 minutes. 

How long does grilled asparagus last in the fridge? 

You can keep your leftover asparagus in the fridge for a few days. It is recommended to eat the leftover within 2 to 3 days. 

Can you eat asparagus cold? 

When you grill asparagus, leftovers can make a mean salad. Create a delicious recipe using leftover asparagus and other greens. Toss it with a vinaigrette or Bearnaise Sauce, and enjoy.

Overhead shot of table with grilled steaks and veggies for serving.


For a delicious summer side dish with tons of flavor, try cooking asparagus in foil! You’ll want to keep this asparagus recipe on hand for the whole year. It’s an easy side dish anyone can master, and it pairs nicely with so many yummy dishes. 

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Grilled Asparagus in Foil

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Overhead of bright green asparagus unwrapped in foil and garnished with lemon zest.
Grilled asparagus in foil is a simple yet impressive side dish that brings out the natural flavors of asparagus. The smoky char from the grill adds a delightful twist to this classic vegetable, making it a perfect accompaniment to any grilled meat or seafood. Try this recipe for a delicious and nutritious addition to your summer cookouts!


  • 1 bunch Fresh Asparagus
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Girl Carnivore Over Easy or your favorite herbaceous Italian spice blend
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest


Prep the grill

  • Prep your grill for two-zone heat, around 400 degrees F. If using a traditional grill, allow the grill to preheat with the lid on for 5 to 10 minutes to come to temperature before grilling.

Prep the asparagus spears

  • Meanwhile, cut the bottoms from the asparagus, about ½ inch from the bottom.
  • Line 2 sheets of aluminum foil on a clean work surface.
  • Lay the asparagus spears in the center of the foil and drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Season with the spice blend, salt and pepper.
  • Toss the asparagus to coat.
  • Fold the foil up over te asparagus to create a packet.
  • Lay out another sheet of foil and place the packet seam-side down in the center.
  • Wrap in an additional layer of foil to prevent leaks.

Grill the asparagus

  • Place the foil packet seam side up over the cooler side of the grill.
  • Cook 4 minutes.
  • Flip and cook 2 to 4 minutes longer, depending on your personal preference.
  • Using a spatula, remove the foil packet from the grill.


  • Carefully open the foil packet immediately, using caution as the steam is hot.
  • Sprinkle the fresh lemon zest over the grilled asparagus and serve hot with your favorite main dishes.


Don’t cook too long! 
Caution, cooking the asparagus in a packet essentially steams it – and like all steamed veggies, too long can cause it to be mushy. We prefer our asparagus with a bit of a snap when biting into it. 
We love this with crumbled bacon bits, pancetta, or prosciutto for a salty umami addition.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Camping
Author: Kita Roberts

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