Grilled Bacon and Asparagus Salad

Grilled Bacon Asparagus Salad

Prep: 10 minutes   Grill: 8 minutes   Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed (about 1½ pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon Food Club® Olive Oil
  • 6 slices Food Club® Hickory Smoked Sliced Bacon
  • ¼ cup Food Club® Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • Ground black pepper for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Cover 1 side of outdoor grill rack with aluminum foil; prepare grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In baking dish, toss asparagus and oil. 
  2. Place bacon on foil-covered hot grill rack; place asparagus on uncovered hot grill rack. Cover and cook bacon 8 minutes or until crisp, turning once; cook asparagus 5 minutes or until tender-crisp, turning once. Transfer bacon to cutting board; coarsely chop.
  3. Serve asparagus drizzled with dressing, sprinkled with cheese, onion and bacon, and garnished with pepper, if desired. Makes about 3 cups.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (¾ cup): 214 Calories, 18g Fat (5g Saturated), 28mg Cholesterol, 549mg Sodium, 6g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 3g Sugars, 10g Protein