Grilled Asparagus and New Potatoes

Grill two harbingers of the season, tender new potatoes and green asparagus spears, for a pretty and simple side dish.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
6
small red potatoes (about 3/4 lb), unpeeled, quartered
1
lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large shallow bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the lemon-pepper seasoning. Add potatoes; toss to coat. Place in grill basket.
  • 2 Place grill basket on grill over medium heat. Cook 15 minutes, shaking grill basket occasionally to turn and mix potatoes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, place asparagus spears in same shallow bowl. Add remaining tablespoon oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning; toss to coat.
  • 4 Add asparagus to potatoes in grill basket. Cook about 10 minutes longer or until potatoes and asparagus are tender, shaking basket occasionally to turn and mix vegetables.

Expert Tips

Grill baskets make it easy to hold and turn vegetables on the grill, but a sheet of foil with a few holes poked through it also works.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.