Monday, July 7, 2014

Strawberry, Asparagus, and Bacon Salad

This ain't the normal, boring salad.  This colorful dish combines some flavors that you might not have expected to fit so well together.

Yield: 4 servings


Ingredients


  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • Sauce
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 6 tbsp orange marmalade
    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Asparagus
    • 30 fresh asparagus spears, tough end removed
    • 4 tbsp oil
    • 2 tsp salt
  • Topping
    • 1 lb fresh strawberries, sliced
    • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions


  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet.  Set aside.
  2. Mix all of the sauce ingredients in a saucepan.  Cook over medium until, stirring, until the marmalade is melted and everything is mixed together.
  3. Lay the asparagus on a baking sheet.  Brush with the 3 tbsp oil and sprinkle with salt.  Bake at 425°F for 6-10 minutes.
  4. Transfer the asparagus to a serving dish.
  5. Stir the strawberries into the sauce.  Pour over the asparagus.  Top with feta cheese, pepper, and crumbled bacon.




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