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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • What's for dinner: Hot bacon asparagus salad

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  • Ingredients
    • 7 bacon strips, diced
    • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
    • 1/3 cup white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 4 cups torn salad greens
    • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
    • 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
    Directions
    • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain, reserving 2-3 tablespoons drippings.
    • Cut asparagus into 1-1/2-in. pieces; saute in drippings until crisp-tender. Add the vinegar, sugar, mustard, pepper and bacon. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
    • In a large salad bowl, combine salad greens and almonds. Add the asparagus mixture; toss gently. Arrange eggs over the salad. Yield: 6 servings.
    Nutrition facts 1 serving (1 cup) equals 243 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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