This simple Grilled Asparagus and Red Potatoes side dish goes together in minutes and is great with burgers, hot dogs, chicken and more!
Grilling season is here and I couldn’t be more excited. I know, I know – technically we can grill all Winter, but it just isn’t the same when you have to wear boots, a heavy coat and gloves to prepare your food.
If you are anything like me, grilling main dishes are not a problem, it’s when I try to start figuring out side dishes is when I get stumped. Of course, we love grilled corn on the cob, and grilled barbecue beans are delicious. Grilled fruit, especially pineapple is out of this world. But, really, what else is there? Vegetables are of course delicious, but how do you make them different?
I am a big fan of little red potatoes, there is something about their tenderness and flavor that I like better than regular white potatoes. And asparagus – I could eat a whole package myself.
So why not combine the two for Grilled Asparagus and Red Potatoes. They are super easy, and make the perfect side dish for any of your main dishes that you are grilling.
Here in Northwest Indiana, our weather holds us back a bit and our farmer’s markets don’t open as early as other areas. But I love supporting our local economy and buy local whenever possible. Did you know that your local Walmart has wide range of products that are locally grown. Asparagus is in season right now, and potatoes are easily held over the Winter.
- 6 small red potatoes - cleaned and cut into pieces
- 1 pound fresh asparagus spears - cleaned and trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Clean and cut asparagus and potatoes and place in large bowl
- Drizzle with olive oil
- Combine salt and seasonings and sprinkle over vegetables
- Toss to coat
- Heat grill, place grill basket on grill (or cook vegetables directly on grate)
- Add potatoes to grill and cook 15 minutes, turning occasionally
- Add asparagus to grill and cook 10 minutes, turning occasionally
- Vegetables are done when they are fork tender