Grilled Asparagus with Cilantro Lemon Butter

Grilled Asparagus with Cilantro Lemon Butter

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"My newfound taste for asparagus has given me something new to create with. Here is one of the first, a great side with any meal!"
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25 m servings 97 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and place a sheet of aluminum foil on the grate.
  2. While grill is heating, bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  3. Drop asparagus spears into boiling water and stir gently; cook until the asparagus are bright green but still crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Drain the asparagus and cool quickly under a stream of cold water.
  5. Place asparagus into a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Place asparagus onto the foil-lined grill grate and cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Turn spears over several times with tongs.
  7. Transfer grilled asparagus to a serving platter.
  8. Stir cilantro, light butter, fat-free sour cream, and lemon juice together in a bowl; drizzle over asparagus to serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Great side for my chipotle burgers! This can also be done on a griddle on the stove.


  1. 17 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I did not grill these--I did roast the asparagus in the oven only because the weather hasn't been great and I could not wait to try these. I did not use light butter, just regular salted butter....

Most helpful critical review

Cilantro added a nice taste, but found the lemon too strong. Sauce also cooled off asparagus so it didn't remain hot for too long.

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I did not grill these--I did roast the asparagus in the oven only because the weather hasn't been great and I could not wait to try these. I did not use light butter, just regular salted butter....

Best asparagus ever! I skipped the boiling part and just through the asparagus on the grill. Worked great. This sauce is seriously amazing, I was dipping my pork in it too. I added a bit of lemo...

YUM:) I love asparagus, cilantro and lemon AND I'm a big fan of grilling veggies so when I saw this recipe I just knew I had to try it and boy am I glad I did! Thanks soo much for sharing:)

At first I thought the sauce would be tart, not so. It was very mild, a bit reminiscient of a ranch dressing but a pop of zestiness from the cilantro. The sauce MAKES the asparagus!

This is much bigger than the fact this is an asparagus side dish recipe. It really is the sauce that is the versatile star of the show! While this was delicious on the asparagus, I can imagine ...

I loved this and I don't even like sour cream!

Super easy! We never ate asparagus but now we are hooked!! We use the sause on potatoes, wraps and anything we can think of!

Excellent! We also use the Cilantro Lemon Butter on our pork tacos! It is absolutely delicious and super easy to make!

This cilantro lemon butter is a star that went right into my recipe box! Perfect on the asparagus AND our grilled Yukon gold potato side too!

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