Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sharpshootinstar's Asparagus Bacon Salad

Every single thing a calorie counter eats does not have to be low calorie. The important thing is to know what the calories are so they can be counted. You can reduce the calories by about 30 per serving if you substitute turkey bacon. Another idea is to substitute prosciutto. You can use a bit less of this Italian bacon because it's flavor is more intense. On the other hand, when a family gathering or picnic is in the works, you can't go wrong with bacon!

The nutrition facts can be found at Calorie Count!

Asparagus Bacon Salad


1 package thick cut bacon
1 lb of fresh asparagus, washed and cut into bite size pieces
1/3 cup vinegar
1/2  cup sliced almonds
4 cups salad greens
1/2 tsp ground mustard, 1/4 tsp pepper


Cook the bacon till crisp in a skillet, remove and drain on paper towel.  Drain all but 3-4 tablespoons of the drippings.

Saute the asparagus in the drippings until tender-crisp.  Add vinegar, spices, and bacon. Stir and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.

In a big bowl, toss the salad greens with the almonds.  Add the asparagus bacon mixture and toss gently.  Serve immediately.


If you will be transporting the salad, make it right before you leave (assuming you will use bacon) in order to maintain appearance.

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