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Warm Asparagus Salad Recipe

The freshness of the asparagus and the smokiness of the bacon makes this warm salad so appetizing. I love to serve this in the spring well the asparagus is fresh.—Marcy Fechtig, Burnt Prairie, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups asparagus pieces
  • 4 bacon strips
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings and separated
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 4 cups torn mixed salad greens

Directions

  • 1. Cook the asparagus until crisp-tender. Drain. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels.
  • 2. In same skillet, saute onion in drippings until soft; stir in the vinegar, sugar, parsley and salt. Crumble bacon. Stir in the asparagus, bacon and tomato into skillet. Pour mixture over mixed greens and toss. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 177 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.