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Grilled Asparagus Recipe with Vinaigrette

This Grilled Asparagus Recipe with Vinaigrette makes a tangy appetizer or side dish for any meal. The homemade vinaigrette features red wine and basil for a bold taste that blends well with the natural flavors of the grill.
Servings: 4


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 Tbsp of olive oil divided
  • 1 Tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh basil chopped
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper
  • 1 1/4 lbs. fresh asparagus trimmed


  • Grill bell pepper for 10 minutes over medium, turning often to char all sides.
  • Seal pepper in a plastic bag to steam for 10 minutes.
  • Slit pepper and drain juice into a blender.
  • Peel and seed the pepper, then chop.
  • Add chopped pepper to the blender with cloves, 2 Tbsp oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. Puree until very smooth.
  • Toss asparagus with remaining oil in a bowl to coat.
  • Grill for 8 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Return the asparagus to the bowl.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the asparagus and toss to coat well.