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Warm asparagus salad with bacon, egg and hazelnuts

Warm asparagus salad with bacon |

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 |

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.


Warm asparagus salad with bacon, egg and hazelnuts

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


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


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


  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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