Asparagus is a beautiful spring treat. Made of 93% water, asparagus is low in calories & is very low in sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, among many others. It is commonly used as an appetizer & side dish. We love sharing a few ways to cook this delicious vegetable. Enjoy!
1 pound sliced smoked bacon
1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
Preheat the grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Divide asparagus into sets of 3 spears; push 1 toothpick through the asparagus bases and 1 toothpick near the tops to secure the sets. Secure a slice of bacon to the asparagus using the toothpick at the base of the asparagus and wrap bacon around asparagus, securing the other end of the bacon to the top toothpick; repeat with remaining bacon and asparagus. Place wrapped asparagus sets in the bottom of a disposable aluminum foil pan. Cook on the preheated grill, turning asparagus sets occasionally until bacon is cooked through and crisp, about 20 minutes.