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Warm Asparagus Salad

 Warm Asparagus Salad
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

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

  • Cook the asparagus until crisp-tender. Drain. In a skillet, cook
  • bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels.
  • 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.
Microwave: In a 1-qt. dish, microwave asparagus on high 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Microwave bacon on high until crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Remove bacon. Microwave onion in bacon drippings 2-3 minutes or until soft. Stir in vinegar, sugar, parsley and salt. Stir in asparagus, crumbled bacon and tomato. Toss with mixed greens in salad bowl.

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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.