Vegan Charred Asparagus

Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for Vegan Charred Asparagus:


  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional, for added heat)
  • Vegan grated parmesan (optional, for garnish)


  1. Prep the Asparagus: Start by washing the asparagus and trimming the tough ends. You can snap them off by holding the asparagus near the bottom and bending it until it naturally breaks. This will remove the woody part.
  2. Marinate the Asparagus: In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. If you like some heat, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes for extra flavor. Mix everything well to create a marinade.
  3. Coat the Asparagus: Place the trimmed asparagus into the bowl with the marinade. Toss the asparagus to ensure they are evenly coated with the mixture. Allow them to marinate for about 15-30 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  4. Preheat the Grill or Oven: While the asparagus is marinating, preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 400°F/200°C) or your oven to 425°F (220°C). If using the grill, make sure to clean and oil the grates.
  5. Grill or Roast the Asparagus: For the grill, place the asparagus directly on the grates and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they have grill marks and are slightly charred but still crisp. If using the oven, spread the asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast for 10-15 minutes, turning them once halfway through, until they are tender and slightly charred.
  6. Serve: Remove the charred asparagus from the grill or oven and transfer them to a serving platter. Drizzle any remaining marinade over the top. You can also garnish with a bit more lemon zest, a sprinkle of vegan grated parmesan, and a pinch of black pepper.
  7. Enjoy: Serve your vegan charred asparagus as a side dish or as part of a larger meal. They’re great on their own, but you can also pair them with a vegan dipping sauce or enjoy them alongside a main course of your choice.

This Vegan Charred Asparagus is a simple, healthy, and flavorful side dish that’s perfect for any plant-based meal.

I can provide a general overview of the nutritional values for this Vegan Charred Asparagus recipe. Please note that the exact values may vary depending on the specific quantities of ingredients used, and the nutritional information may also be influenced by factors such as the size of the asparagus and the amount of olive oil used. Here’s a rough estimate based on typical quantities:

Nutritional Values (Approximate) for one serving of Vegan Charred Asparagus:

  • Calories: 80-100 kcal
  • Protein: 2-3 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 6-8 grams
  • Dietary Fiber: 3-4 grams
  • Sugars: 2-3 grams
  • Fat: 7-9 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1 gram (from the olive oil)
  • Vitamin C: Approximately 25-30% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Folate: Approximately 20-25% of the DV
  • Vitamin K: Approximately 25-30% of the DV
  • Vitamin A: Approximately 15-20% of the DV
  • Iron: Approximately 10-15% of the DV
  • Calcium: Approximately 2-3% of the DV
  • Sodium: Varies depending on the amount of salt used

Please keep in mind that these values are approximate and can vary based on the specific products and quantities you use, so it’s a good idea to calculate the exact nutritional values using a nutrition calculator or app if you require precise information, especially if you have dietary restrictions or specific dietary goals. Asparagus is low in calories and a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy addition to a vegan diet.

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