February 21, 2012

Asparagus with Bacon

High in vitamins B6 and C, plus fiber, folate and glutathione, an anti-carcinogen and antioxidant, asparagus is an excellent nutritional choice. It comes in three colors: white, green or purple, although the green variety is the most common.

Health benefits of Asparagus
  • Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Benefits
  • Digestive Support
  • Heart Health and Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Anti-Cancer Benefits
Serves 4

1 lb - Asparagus
3 slice - Bacon
1 - Garlic clove
Pepper as per taste

  • Cut off the bottom ends of the stalks. Find the area where the green color begins to fade. This is where the tough woody end begins and is where the stalk should be trimmed off. Do not remove the spears at the top of the stalk
  • Cook bacon until crisp and remove on to a paper towels to drain.
  • Remove the grease from the pan, leaving a teaspoon or two. 
  • Add crushed garlic and asparagus to the grease left in the pan and saute over medium-low heat until asparagus is just tender. 
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Notes and Tips

  • You can avoid the bacon fat and use olive oil to saute the asparagus
  • The bacon is usually salty so use salt accordingly


  1. Great post. I love asparagus. I did a bacon and asparagus salad recently. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/asparagus-bacon-salad.html


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