Hot Bacon Asparagus Salad Recipe
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Hot Bacon Asparagus Salad Recipe

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From Prophetstown, Illinois, Paulette Balda relates, "This meal-in-one salad is so easy to fix when I get home from work...but it looks like I spent an hour preparing it. It's great with warm rolls."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups torn salad greens
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 243 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain, reserving 2-3 tablespoons drippings.
  2. Cut asparagus into 1-1/2-in. pieces; saute in drippings until crisp-tender. Add the vinegar, sugar, mustard, pepper and bacon. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine salad greens and almonds. Add the asparagus mixture; toss gently. Arrange eggs over the salad. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hot Bacon Asparagus Salad in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 243 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

Taste is exceptional - everyone that tries it loves it! I make it a bit healthier by substituting extra virgin olive oil for the bacon grease, substituted brown sugar for the white to intensify the sweet, and used baby spinach for the salad greens.

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