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oval shaped copper dish with grilled asparagus inside with jar of capers in top left

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette

Finally, a side dish exquisite enough for a holiday meal, yet one easy enough to make on a Monday. This grilled asparagus with lemon-caper vinaigrette is ready in just 15 minutes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, grilled
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 100 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Grilled Asparagus

  • 2 bunches asparagus
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese


Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette

  1. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, capers, mustard and garlic. Whisk in the olive oil, until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.

Grilled Asparagus

  1. Cut off the bottom one-inch of each stalk and discard. Toss the remaining part of the stalk in olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes, until charred.

  2. Remove from the grill, and cut into 2-inch pieces.

  3. Toss in a bowl with the lemon-caper vinaigrette. Top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Asparagus with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.