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Pan Roasted Asparagus

Best Sauce for Asparagus (& How to Pan Roast It)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


The best sauce for asparagus? This creamy lemon yogurt sauce that infuses a zing into every bite! Take it over the top with chopped hard-boiled eggs.



For the asparagus

  • 1 large bunch of asparagus
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper

For the lemon yogurt sauce

  • 3/4 cup (7 ounces) plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped


  1. Pan roast the asparagus: Wash the asparagus. Chop off a few inches from the bottom to remove the tough ends. In a dry grill pan or cast iron skillet, cook the asparagus spears for about 10 minutes until tender, flipping once halfway through the cooking time.
  2. When the asparagus is cooked, remove it to a bowl. Slice a lemon into wedges and spritz the fresh lemon juice into the bowl. Mix it together with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
  3. Make the lemon yogurt sauce: In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt with the fresh the lemon juice and chopped parsley. Add kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. 
  4. To serve, top the asparagus with yogurt sauce and chopped hard boiled eggs. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
  • Category: Brunch
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: grilled asparagus, easy asparagus recipe, vegetarian brunch recipe