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Asparagus, Bacon and Leaf Salad Recipe

Asparagus, Bacon and Leaf Salad Recipe.  This excellent salad turns a plain roast chicken or simple grilled fish into an interesting meal, especially when served with buttered new potatoes. It also makes an appetizing first course or light lunch. A wide range of different salad leaves is readily available – frisee has feathery, curly, slightly bitter tasting leaves and is a member of the chicory family. Frisee leaves range in colour from yellow-white to yellow-green.

SERVES 4

asparagus, bacon and leaf salad

Asparagus, Bacon and Leaf Salad Ingredients:

  • 500g med. asparagus spears
  • 130g thin-cut smoked back lean bacon
  • 250g frisee lettuce leaves or mixed leaf salad
  • 100ml French dressing

Cooking Instructions:

  • Trim off any tough stalk ends from the asparagus and cut the spears into three, setting the tender tips aside.
  • Heat a half inch depth of water in a frying pan until simmering.
  • Reserve the asparagus tips and cook the remainder of the spears in the water for about 3 minutes, until almost tender.
  • Add the tips and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Drain and refresh under cold, running water.
  • Dry-fry the bacon until golden and crisp and then set it aside to cool slightly.
  • Use kitchen scissors to snip it into bite-size pieces.
  • Place the frisee or mixed leaf salad in a bowl and add the bacon.
  • Add the asparagus and a little black pepper to the salad.
  • Pour the dressing over and toss the salad lightly, then serve before the leaves begin to wilt.

About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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3 comments

  1. This sounds interesting, but I am not sure how practical it will be for my family. Definitely a great gourmet salad recipe.

  2. jaycellmae almendra

    I always heard that asparagus is super healthy and I was curious about it because I’ve never tried to taste it..I hope I could make this recipe..

  3. looks interesting..I love bacon so, this must be a delish food 😀

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