Broiled Asparagus

I’ve never been a huge fan of asparagus. In fact, if I told my mom that I voluntarily made asparagus, she’d respond with “who are you?!” I was an extremely picky eater as a child but as I’ve gotten older my taste buds have changed so much and I love all of the new foods I am discovering. Asparagus is one of them!


It helps that this recipe is so incredibly easy. I had originally planned on baking the asparagus when my friend recommended broiling it. I wasn’t quite sure how it would turn out but man oh man, it was delicious. The prep time took maybe 5 minutes and the cook time is less than 10 depending on the thickness of the stalks.


Asparagus is one of those side dishes that perfectly accompanies so many meals. This particular asparagus was paired with a goat cheese risotto recipe that I whipped up. But it could go well with salmon, chicken, beef, more veggies, anything! Asparagus has so much natural flavor that you almost don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a great side dish. A drizzle of olive oil, a handful of minced garlic, and generous sea salt and cracked black pepper is really all you need.


With a cook and prep time less than 20 minutes and because asparagus keeps well in the fridge, we are definitely going to be having this as a side more often. I can’t wait to try different varieties when we are in the mood but I love knowing all I really need is a pinch of garlic and salt to make this super tasty.

How do you like your asparagus? I’m dying to try a fancy asparagus now, maybe some prosciutto and goat cheese? Yum!

Olive Oil & Garlic Broiled Asparagus


  • 1 lb of asparagus
  • 3-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper


  1. Set oven to broil (high)
  2. Cut about an inch off bottom of asparagus stalks
  3. Mince garlic cloves
  4. Place on cooking sheet
  5. Drizzle with olive oil
  6. Sprinkle garlic cloves on top of asparagus
  7. Add sea salt and pepper to taste
  8. Broil for 7-10 minutes

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Madison is a food blogger who is passionate about community and hospitality. She believes food is a way to bring people together around the table and strives to share easy recipes to encourage people to do just that! She lives in sunny Arizona with her husband, son and dog.

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  1. You make green vegetables look good! I’m going to have to pick up some asparagus from the grocery store and give this a try.

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