Grilled Mexican Street Asparagus

There is something about grilling I can't get enough of. Launching smoky, flavorful aromas around the block creating a backyard sanctuary any time of the year is mesmerizing! I love putting our vegetables on the grill as well. We eat a lot of veggies in the Morey house. They are a great alternative to carbs, especially when you create something delectable, my girls come back for more! My youngest daughter is prohibited from eating most carbs due to dietary restrictions, which has led me to be more creative in our vegetable offerings. Asparagus is great because you can grill it, roast it, steam it, and bake it. A fun, delicious way to prepare asparagus in the summertime is what I like to call grilled Mexican street asparagus. 

  1. Combine the first 8 ingredients and chill to meld the flavors.
  2. Brush asparagus with olive oil and grill until charred, just a few minutes!
  3. Slather the asparagus with the sour cream mixture
  4. Remove from the grill and top with shredded Cotija.
  5. Serve with lime wedges and enjoy!
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Zest and juice of one lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cotija cheese
  • 1 bunch of cleaned and trimmed asparagus
  • Olive oil for brushing
You can double this recipe and add corn too!
— Carrie