Grilled Sausages with Asparagus

Grilled Sausages with AsparagusRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Mix up the sausages, and use chorizo, spicy Italian, or the turkey and chicken varieties available at the grocery store.


Makes 4 to 6 servings
Total time: 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes


3 lemons, halved and divided
1/2 cup refrigerated pesto sauce
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped and divided
2 pounds fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds sweet Italian sausage links


1. Preheat grill to medium-high (350° to 400°) heat. Squeeze juice from 2 lemon halves to equal 2 Tbsp. Stir together pesto, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup walnuts. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus; toss asparagus with olive oil.

2. Grill sausage, without grill lid, 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, turning occasionally. At the same time, grill asparagus, without grill lid, 4 minutes or until tender. Brush asparagus with pesto mixture, and transfer to a serving platter. Grill remaining 4 lemon halves, cut sides down, 1 minute or until charred. Place on platter with asparagus. Slice sausage, and arrange on serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.