Grilled Asparagus with Sweet and Spicy Dip

The perfect side dish or appetizer, our grilled asparagus is served with a sweet and spicy dip made with chili sauce and apricot preserves.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1/2
cup Thai sweet chili sauce
1/3
cup apricot preserves
36
fresh asparagus spears (about 2 lb), trimmed
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix chili sauce and preserves; set aside.
  • 2 Place asparagus in grill basket (grill “wok”). Brush asparagus with oil; sprinkle with garlic-pepper blend.
  • 3 Place grill basket on grill over high heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 8 minutes, turning once with tongs, until tender and slightly charred.
  • 4 Serve asparagus with dip.

Expert Tips

You’ll want the asparagus spears to be about 1/4 inch in diameter for this recipe.

Asparagus can be served hot off the grill, or make ahead and serve at room temperature. Have plenty of paper napkins on hand, because they can be messy to eat!

For some other great dips, try: Old El Paso® Original Salsa Dip Mild, Old El Paso® Cheese and Red Pepper Dip, Muir Glen® Chipotle Salsa, Muir Glen® Tomato Basil Organic Pasta Sauce