Asparagus Bundles with Bacon

Asparagus
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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
  • slices thick-cut bacon

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.

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.
 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

153 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

8%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 93g 143%
  • Carbs 53g 18%
  • Saturated 31g 156%
  • Fiber 19g 77%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 32g
  • Monounsaturated 40g
  • Polyunsaturated 15g
  • Protein 50g 99%
  • Cholesterol 153mg 51%
  • Sodium 1,574mg 66%
  • Calcium 263mg 26%
  • Magnesium 167mg 42%
  • Potassium 2,395mg 68%
  • Iron 22mg 120%
  • Zinc 8mg 52%
  • Phosphorus 823mg 118%
  • Vitamin A 371µg 41%
  • Vitamin C 51mg 85%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 129%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 86%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 91%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 72%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 473µg 118%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 19%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 56%
  • Vitamin K 386µg 483%
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