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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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To celebrate the early sprouts of spring, I'm sharing my grill specialty, asparagus with bacon chive vinaigrette. Picture biting into the juicy, char-grilled asparagus, the crunch of the bacon, and the tangy vinaigrette leaving your tastebuds wanting more. It's a dish that screams with flavor and pays homage to simple ingredients prepared with care. Give this recipe a whirl, and it might just become your springtime favorite too!

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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.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 180 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 6 g | Total Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 3.5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 15 mg | Sodium: 250 mg | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 40 mg | Potassium: 350 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 800 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

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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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