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Warm asparagus salad with bacon, egg and hazelnuts

Warm asparagus salad with bacon | realfood.blog

Warm asparagus salad

Asparagus is one of those vegetables that are really versatile. While everyone always seems to go wild over the white ones, I love the green ones better. Not only because they are easier to prepare (less peeling required) but I also think the flavour is superior.

Warm asparagus salad with bacon | realfood.blog

Take this delicious and simple salad for instance. It’s not complicated and is bursting with delicious flavours. It’s a little on the light side if you want to eat this for dinner, so add some potatoes to it or a piece of meat to give it more body or just use it as a fresh spring salad for lunch. It is also whole30 approved so perfect to change things up during your whole30.

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Warm asparagus salad with bacon, egg and hazelnuts

Warm asparagus salad with bacon | realfood.blog
  • Author: BBC Good Food
  • Yield: 6 people
  • Category: salads
  • Method: cooking

Ingredients

  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 500g asparagus, about 30 medium spears
  • 50g hazelnuts, toasted and crushed

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp hazelnut oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp smooth French mustard

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to High and cook the bacon for 5 mins until crisp, then snip with scissors into pieces. Set aside. Cook the eggs in boiling water for 5 mins, drain them and rinse under cold water to stop the boiling process.
  2. Make the dressing: whisk all ingredients together with seasoning. Prepare the asparagus by snapping off the base of each spear – it’ll break at the tender point.
  3. Just before serving, put the nuts and bacon into a warm oven. Halve the eggs and season. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil; cook the asparagus for about 5 mins, until just tender. Drain, then divide between plates. Add egg halves, sprinkle with nuts and bacon, then drizzle with dressing in a zigzag pattern.

Keywords: asparagus, bacon, hazelnuts, whole30

 

 

 

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