Lemon Asparagus

Recipe: Lemon Asparagus

This recipe contains only (5) ingredients and (2) of those are salt & pepper – so when I say this is a crazy easy and crazy good recipe to try out, I mean it! I whipped this up on a Monday night in about 30 minutes and that included lighting and bringing the small BGE up to temperature.

To get started – light your egg and bring the temp up to 400-450. Then hold there and place your cast iron on the grid (direct). I was using the small egg which has some air flow challenges – so when I bring mine to 450 and then put a cast iron pan on it – the temp drops down to 350 and that’s what you are shooting for as well.

Get the cast iron pan hot and then put in some lemon olive oil, the asparagus, salt and pepper to taste and stir. Shut the lid and what a few minutes – after about 5 minutes, throw in your chopped lemons as well and stir again. Then shut the lid at let go another 5-10 minutes. I let mine go a little long because I like the crispy bits of charred vegetables.



Lemon Asparagus on the Small Big Green Egg

Lemon Asparagus Recipe



  • 1 bunch of asparagus – chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons for lemon flavored olive oil
  • 1 lemon – quartered
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Egg setup: Target temp of 350 direct with cast iron pan heated up.
  • Once the cast iron pan is heated, add the olive oil
  • Then throw in the asparagus and season with salt and pepper
  • Stir until evenly coated and then close the egg for 3-5 minutes
  • Open it up, toss in the lemons, stir again and then close for another 3-5 minutes
  • Open your egg up again and check the asparagus for doneness – I like mine a little charred, so I let it go a few more minutes.
  • Once done, remove the cast iron pan completely from the egg and shut your egg down (unless cooking something else).
  • Serve straight from the pan & enjoy!

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Proud owner of (6) Big Green Eggs since 2007. (1) XL, (2) Larges, (1) Small egg, (1) MiniMax and (1) Mini. Bastrop, TX backyard BBQer constantly trying new recipes and learning new things. @grillanything on Instagram and @HoustonEgger on the Egghead Forum

1 Comment

  1. Tammy Jo Stairs 4 years ago

    Hello from New Hampshire! Won a BGE this past summer from a liquor store entry. I’m not the best of cooks so trying this out was a little scary for me. Still trying to learn so looking forward to following you @HoustonEgger.

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