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Hot Bacon Asparagus Salad

From Prophetstown, Illinois, Paulette Balda relates, "This meal-in-one salad is so easy to fix when I get home from work...but it looks like I spent an hour preparing it. It's great with warm rolls."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

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-boiled large 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 243 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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