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Hot Bacon Asparagus Salad

 Hot Bacon Asparagus Salad
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."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine salad greens and almonds. Add the
  • asparagus mixture; toss gently. Arrange eggs over the salad. Yield:
  • 6 servings.
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.