Asparagus Bundles with Bacon Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 165
Daily Value: 8%
Servings: 8

Low-Carb
Sugar-Conscious, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Fat13g20%
Saturated4g22%
Carbs6g2%
Fiber2g10%
Sugars4g0%
Protein6g12%
Cholesterol20mg7%
Sodium246mg10%
Calcium33mg3%
Magnesium21mg5%
Potassium302mg9%
Iron3mg15%
Zinc1mg6%
Phosphorus116mg17%
Vitamin A871IU17%
Vitamin C6mg11%
Thiamin (B1)0mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg11%
Niacin (B3)2mg11%
Vitamin B60mg8%
Folic Acid (B9)60µg15%
Vitamin B120µg3%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E1mg7%
Vitamin K48µg60%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated6g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated1g0%
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Marinating asparagus and wrapping them in bundles with thick, juicy bacon turns the spears into a little entrée or a hefty side dish. Saving the marinade for drizzling over the cooked bundles adds one last punch of flavor. The bundles can also be roasted in the oven.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds medium asparagus (2 bunches)
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the grill to medium heat, about 350 degrees.

Remove the tough ends of the asparagus.

Combine the balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme, and pepper in a large shallow dish. Add the asparagus and toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes. Reserve the marinade.

Bundle about 8 or 9 spears together and wrap in bacon. The bacon will hold the spears together without any toothpicks or skewers. Continue with the remaining asparagus and bacon. You should have 8 bundles.

Grill the bundles for 8 minutes, turning 3 times, or until the bacon is done and the asparagus is tender. Transfer the bundles to a serving platter and drizzle with the reserved marinade.
 

Recipe Details

Adapted from "Quix-Fix Southern" by Rebecca Lang (Andrews McNeel, 2012)

Servings: 8

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