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Grilled Asparagus with Bacon Chive Vinaigrette Recipe Grilled Asparagus with Bacon Chive Vinaigrette Recipe

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Grilled Asparagus with Bacon Chive Vinaigrette Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This grilled asparagus recipe is my go-to for summer barbecues. The smoky char from the grill, the crunch of bacon, and the tangy chive vinaigrette - it's a flavor explosion in every bite!

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I stumbled upon this grilled asparagus recipe while experimenting with leftover bacon one lazy Sunday afternoon. Trust me, combining crispy bacon bits with tangy vinaigrette creates magic on tender asparagus spears. This dish quickly became my go-to for impressing dinner guests without breaking a sweat. Minimal prep, maximum flavor – that's my kind of cooking! Plus, who doesn't love transforming ordinary veggies into something extraordinary? Give it a shot; your taste buds will thank you.

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  • Asparagus: Tender and slightly charred, asparagus adds a fresh and earthy flavor to the dish, perfect for grilling.
  • Bacon: Crumbled bacon provides a savory and smoky element, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the dish.
  • Chives: Chopped chives bring a mild onion flavor and a pop of color, adding freshness to the vinaigrette.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil helps to coat the asparagus for grilling and contributes to the richness of the vinaigrette.
  • Red wine vinegar: Red wine vinegar adds a tangy and acidic kick to the vinaigrette, balancing the dish's flavors.

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  • Grill: Essential for cooking the asparagus to get that smoky, charred flavor.
  • Small bowl: Used to mix the ingredients for the bacon chive vinaigrette.
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Grilled Asparagus with Bacon Chive Vinaigrette Recipe

This delicious grilled asparagus recipe is topped with a savory bacon chive vinaigrette, making it a perfect side dish for any meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 180 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients:  

Main Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: 

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Grill asparagus for 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, until tender and slightly charred.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, chives, and crumbled bacon.
  • Drizzle the bacon chive vinaigrette over the grilled asparagus before serving.

Notes:

This recipe is a quick and easy way to elevate your asparagus with a flavorful vinaigrette.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 250mgPotassium: 350mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 800IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg

Keywords:

Keyword Bacon Chive Vinaigrette, Grilled Asparagus, Side Dish
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the bacon chive vinaigrette and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Grill the asparagus ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. Reheat before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • It's best to enjoy the grilled asparagus fresh, as freezing may affect its texture and taste.

Did you know that adding a pinch of smoked paprika to the bacon chive vinaigrette can give the grilled asparagus a delicious smoky flavor? Try it out next time for a unique twist!

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FAQ:
How long does it take to grill the asparagus?
Grilling the asparagus usually takes about 5-7 minutes until it's tender and slightly charred.
Can I make the bacon chive vinaigrette ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the bacon chive vinaigrette ahead of time and drizzle it over the grilled asparagus before serving.
What can I substitute for red wine vinegar?
If you don't have red wine vinegar, you can use balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar as a substitute.
Can I use a grill pan instead of an outdoor grill?
Yes, you can use a grill pan on the stovetop as an alternative to an outdoor grill to cook the asparagus.
How should I store any leftover grilled asparagus?
Store any leftover grilled asparagus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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