Marinated Asparagus Recipe

Last Updated on February 25, 2022 by Anne-Marie

An easy to make marinated asparagus recipe. This roasted asparagus recipe can be served either hot or cold.

A plate of Marinated Asparagus.

Why this recipe works

Have you ever tried marinated asparagus? You’ll love it!

It’s a grilled asparagus recipe with a delicious marinade put together with wholesome rice vinegar.

This yummy marinated asparagus side dish recipe comes from my frequent contributor, Holly Clegg.

It’s featured in her cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets To Sizzle At Any Age.

She recommends cold marinated asparagus recipes for Easter. But you can have it anytime asparagus is in season.

She also likes trying different flavored seasoned rice vinegars to splash on flavor without the fat.

You can make this recipe for marinated asparagus spicy, garlicy, or sweet depending on the type of vinegar you use.

This is also a keto friendly, low carb vegetable recipe. 

Of course, it makes the ideal side dish for a variety of meals. See 35 Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu.

A plate of Marinated Asparagus.

You can find more of Holly Clegg’s trim& TERRIFIC® recipes at The Healthy Cooking Blog.

Check out Holly’s trim& TERRIFIC™ cookbooks on Amazon, too!

Easter tables must have Grilled Marinated Asparagus

The true sign of spring in the food world is the abundance of many fresh vegetables. That's why you have to try this marinated asparagus recipe!

Asparagus is one of the quintessential spring vegetables.It appears earlier, but it peaks in May, so this favorite American vegetable (broccoli came in #2) is showcased this time of year.

This cherished culinary pleasure is so flavorful that you’ll find it in all kinds of dishes. When purchasing asparagus, examine the tips for signs of freshness as that's the portion most likely to break or spoil.

Look for tightly closed tip and stalks that aren't too dry. The young asparagus have purple tips and green stems and grow thicker as they ripen.

You can grill this recipe for marinated asparagus in advance and serve the dish cold.

But be sure to shock the asparagus in ice cold water to stop it from overcooking and to keep the flavor and gorgeous green color.

Closeup of a white plate of cooked asparagus.

I like to cook my marinated asparagus in the oven and then whip up this simple marinade for a delicious taste of spring!

You’ll love the rice vinegar marinade. A splash of roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar, dill, and orange give chilled marinated asparagus some spunk!

It's good served warm or chilled. (Even the next day!)

The roasted red pepper adds a touch of heat, which you’ll really like even if you’re not into spicy food.

Everyone will rave over this marinated asparagus grilled or baked recipe when you serve it at Easter brunch or dinner, trust me! Try it with this Easy Smoked Leg of Lamb Recipe.

You can also serve it as a cold marinated asparagus appetizer at a party with slices of melon, prosciutto, and cheese. Yum!

Don’t forget to pick up my pink book, Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets To Sizzle At Any Age for your Easter basket, too.

More awesome recipes from Holly Clegg

Easy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Easy Oven Baked Salmon Recipe

Copycat Popeyes Blackened Chicken Tenders Recipe (Keto)

Easy Hot Crab Spinach Dip

Mardi Gras King Cakes Recipe with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling

Check out the Best Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts Recipes and the Best Keto Thanksgiving Recipes for more delicious recipes for your holiday table.


Marinated Asparagus Recipe

Marinated Asparagus Recipe

An easy to make marinated asparagus recipe. This roasted asparagus recipe can be served either hot or cold.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons NAKANO roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound asparagus, cooked and cooled


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients except asparagus.
  2. In a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag, lay asparagus and cover with marinade.
  3. Refrigerate in the marinade to serve cold or serve with marinade for a vegetable side.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat

Picture and recipe courtesy of author and used with permission.

4 thoughts on “Marinated Asparagus Recipe

    1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

      Nami, thanks so much for your kind words and following me on Twitter and Facebook.

  1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

    Asparagus and Brussel sprouts are my go to Easter veggies. Glad you enjoyed Holly’s recipe.


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