Lunch, Side Dishes

Griddled Asparagus

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® XL Pro Grill & Griddle
  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 20 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Griddled Asparagus

Tip: Omit cheese for a dairy free option.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy


  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 shallot, peeled, halved, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    To install the grill grate, position it into the front of the base so it hooks in, then press down on the back until it clicks into place. Install griddle on top of grill grate so it sits flat. Select BBQ GRIDDLE, set temperature to 400°F, and set time to 12 minutes. Close the hood and press the dial to begin preheating (preheating will take approximately 10 minutes).

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, toss asparagus with canola oil, salt, and pepper. Place balsamic, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender and blend until combined, about 30 seconds. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    When unit beeps to signal it has preheated, open hood and place asparagus across griddle plate. Close hood to begin cooking.

  • Step 4

    After 6 minutes, open hood, flip asparagus, and toss with shallots. Close hood and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, open hood and remove asparagus and shallots. Drizzle with prepared dressing and Parmesan cheese.