Apr 10, 2014

Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette



I love the combination of this simple salad of asparagus, hard boiled egg and bacon tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette – it has Spring written all over it!

I've been dying for this salad all week. Asparagus and eggs are a match made in heaven, but not just for breakfast, it's great for lunch too! I always keep hard boiled eggs on hand in my fridge to use throughout the week, therefore this salad came together in less than 10 minutes. It's perfect to pack for lunch, and you can easily double or multiply the recipe to feed more. It's also very inexpensive to make, low-carb, high in protein and fiber and perfect for gluten-free and Paleo diets.




Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 1  Serving Size: 1 salad • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 219 • Fat: 13 g • Protein: 16 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 5 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 306 mg (without salt)



Ingredients:

  • 1 large hard boiled egg, peeled and sliced
  • 1 2/3 cups chopped asparagus
  • 2 slices cooked and crumbled center cut bacon
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • pinch salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the asparagus and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until tender yet firm. Drain and run under cold water to stop it from cooking further. Set aside.

In a small bowl mix the Dijon, oil, vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Arrange the asparagus on a plate, top with egg and bacon and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Enjoy!

78 comments :

  1. Asparagus, eggs and bacon, what a perfect dish!

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  2. Is this best served warm or chilled?

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    1. I am wondering the same thing.

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    2. I assume it is best served cold, because the recipe calls for rinsing them in cold water before setting aside. But, for me, I might actually like it better at room temperature instead. :)

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    3. Room temperature or chilled, whatever you prefer!

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  3. This is one of my favorite salads. Can't wait to try your slimmed down version!

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  4. Is 1 2/3 cups chopped asaragus approximately 1 "bunch"?

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    1. For me, a bunch came out to around 4 cups so I'm using it to make 3 smaller salads.

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  5. Local asparagus is one of the treats I look forward to every spring. I see this salad being made for my lunch soon. :)

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  6. What a great recipe, so simple and healthy. Well, maybe the bacon isn't but if you don' t overdo it :-) count me in!

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  7. Beautiful! I love the combination. I've also used rendered fat from bacon, steak and even turkey to make vinaigrettes for asparegus, and they rock!

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  8. Nhammyyy...delicious!!!!!!!!

    food&emotions
    http://fefoodemotions.blogspot.pt

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  9. This looks like an explosion of spring deliciousness and incorporates most of my favourite things. I bet some chopped avocado would be really tasty with it too!

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  10. So simple and delish! I always keep hard boiled eggs, chopped veggies, protein bars and cooked chicken breasts on hand. Also Greek yogurt and cottage cheese. Makes life of a fit busy mom easier.

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  11. Making this tonight (without the egg) as a side dish to grilled steak! I added a bit of chopped parsely. Perfect dinner for a perfect spring day!

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  12. This sounds brilliant, Gina! I've been all about the eggs in my salads these days and I love the asparagus and egg pairing. Yay for spring produce!

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  13. I have been eating asparagus fried up in my eggs all week! Next week I need to change it up :) this looks incredible! My kind of salad :)

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  14. Wonder if turkey bacon will work? Think I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. i am going out and buying asparagus tomorrow. This sounds DELICIOUS!!!

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  16. Do you have any tips about what to chnge the bacon to if you are a vegetarian? Looks really fresh

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    1. Someone mentioned they left the bacon out and used Feta cheese. Sounds good to me!

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  17. Made this! Soooooo good :) Roasted the asparagus tossed in a little olive oil, garlic and pepper on 425 for 5 minutes instead of boiling it. OMG the flavor of the asparagus was amazing.

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    1. That sounds fantastic. I was going to make this tonight and think I will roast the asparagus instead! Thanks for the tip! :)

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  18. A great combination that I could eat any day of the week

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  19. This salad is also fabulous with leftover chilled salmon in place of the bacon!

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  20. I am so happy i found this site! I am doing WW Points Plus, and this is a like a gift! Thank you

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  21. This sounds amazing and so simple. I can't wait to try it this weekend! Thanks

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  22. This sounds wonderful. I raise asparagus crowns on my farm and sell to home gardeners to grow their own organic asparagus. My Gus is just starting to come in, going to make this very soon. Thank you for the recipe and idea.
    Susan
    www.itzybitzyfarm.com

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    1. I never grew asparagus myself, love that!

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  23. In defo trying this one!!
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  24. I made this for dinner last night and my husband will not stop talking about it. I roasted the asparagus instead of boiling them and we didn't have bacon but I added a little feta and Gorgonzola cheese. For the dressing I made it out of regular mustard, a little olive oil, honey, white balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and paprika. Delicious and surprisingly filling!

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    1. Wonderful! I'm going to try that next!

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  25. This looks so good! Perfect for taking to work for lunch so I get a lot of veggies in! I like the idea that someone posted about using salmon too. Can't wait to try it!

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  26. This sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it.

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  27. Is the recipe for 2? Calculated out to over 500 cals...

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    1. It's for one, you must be doing something wrong, try with Oscar meyer center cut bacon, be sure the asparagus is calculated uncooked, and double check your other ingredients to make sure they match.

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  28. would the asparagus still be good the next day? I'm new to asparagus cooking so not sure if it would be soggy after refrigeration.
    Also not sure if anyone would know but is Dijon Mustard milk based?

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  29. I enjoy this site, however when I attempt to print a recipe using printer friendly it prints all comments and then recipe. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

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    1. at the top u can remove all the images by unchecking the images box.. u can also delete whatever text you want by clicking on it ...you can print only what you want...very easy,, if the=se features arent working for you.. update your browser to the latest version

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  30. Love, love, love this combination of flavors, Gina! Can't wait to make this!

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  31. I love asparagus. This was great! I made steak with it. I told my husband that the asparagus was the main dish and the steak was a side. You know what happened. His side was the asparagus but he said it was really good.

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  32. Just in love with your website!! Thank you for these recipes! They're gonna help me a lot in my diet!
    I've just created a new blog and I'd love if you could check it out!!

    http://healthychick.wix.com/healthychick

    Thank you! :)

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  33. Made this last night for dinner with friends - a definite keeper - five stars from all. Tastes great the next day too

    Thanks for a great recipe!!

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  34. Thank you so much for this recipe! I loved how fast I could put it together. I haven't commented before, but I want you to know that I have been using your recipes for well over a year and love them! I, too, started when I joined WW, and your site was a gift. I've told so many people about you. Can't wait until your cookbook is published!

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  35. I love salads for lunch. This one looks perfect. I keep Costco real bacon crumbles on hand for situations just like this!

    Thanks, Gina! You and your site are an inspiration for Weight Watchers

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  36. Nice looking salad and I love asparagus. I have just fixed up a batch of Easter eggs and know for sure that I will need some inspirational ideas to use them up. Thank for sharing! :)

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  37. Can't wait to try this great recipe! I love everything in it! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. I made this over the weekend and added some grilled chicken breast and made the Dijon dressing creamy by adding an egg yolk. It was amazing! Thank you!

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  39. Made this for lunch at work today. Delicious! I cheated and used few bacon bits to make it a little easier.

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  40. I made this a few days ago as a side salad; it was incredible! We will definitely be making this again.

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  41. I usually only like asparagus drowned in butter or some rich sauce, but this was delicious! I didn't have any bacon in the house, so subbed two slice of deli ham instead, and it was perfect (though I suspect the bacon would've been even better). I also added a pinch of ground chili flakes for a bit of a kick. Absolutely a make again, perfect for a packed lunch!

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  42. This is my new favorite! Ate as a side last night with a burger, and eating right now for breakfast with poached instead of hard-boiled eggs!

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  43. I made this today and it was wonderful! Thanks for posting.

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  44. room temp for sure...cold numbs the flavour for me !!!

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  45. I love this salad... I made it the recipe way the first time. Second time I roasted the asparagus. Cooked the bacon with some shallots and added the red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, Dijon, olive oil and sugar to that pan. Stirred well and added to warm asparagus. Then I did a 2 minute soft boiled egg on top... along with a couple of parmesan curls to garnish... So.Good. Putting the dressing on when the asparagus is still warm helps it absorb and eating it at slightly warm or room temperature is the best

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  46. This recipe sounds amazing just wondering could you use green beans instead thanks,Love your blog have been cooking from it every night. Sorry if this post several times my computer is acting up.

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  47. To. Die. For.
    Getting ready to spend an hour reading your blog.

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  48. Looks delish! Although I counted the carbs as a mere 5 total. Curious why it was at 10?

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  49. How far in advance can you make this? Curious if I can make some on Sunday to take for lunch during the week...

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  50. Made it for lunch today. Delicious

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  51. I whipped this up last night and ate it for lunch today! Phenomenal, everyone in the office was jealous! They all asked for the recipe and I sent them your way! This is definitely going into my lunch rotation. You make eating healthy so much easier!

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  52. Made this for my husband and I for lunch. YUM! On Sunday for lunch I made BLT's and reserved some bacon. For dinner, I made your chicken asparagus stir fry and just boiled and made this at the same time and used easter eggs from last week! We ate it for lunch on Monday and it tasted great!

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  53. I made an adjusted version of this for dinner last night and it was amazing! My adjustments were based on items I had on hand - my eggs were from a friend's hen and apparently don't taste great when hard boiled so I fried them over medium; I used leftover ham rather than bacon; and sauteed some leeks and garlic that were on their way out. The dressing recipe I followed to a T and have to say it was super delish! Thank you for sharing this! Definitely a keeper.

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  54. My boyfriend and I made this a couple weeks ago as a nice Saturday lunch - so tasty! The flavors worked so well with each other, we both absolutley loved it.

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  55. Just made this for lunch. It was pretty awesome. I served mine warm.

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  56. This was delicious for my lunch today. I added edamame from another of your recipes that I had left over.

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  57. This was really good! I wouldn't say it's inexpensive... asparagus is very expensive and so is bacon even if you only buy a few slices. It will definitely have to be a budget splurge for me whenever I make it!

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  58. Made this tonight for dinner and loved it. I think hubby would like it as a side to a meat, but it was perfect for a light dinner. I'll definitely make it again. My notes:

    I needed about 2/3 pound of asparagus (trimmed) to produce 1 3/4 cups. Roasted the asparagus whole at 400 F. for 10 minutes, let it come to room temp and then cut it in 1 1/2 inch pieces. Felt that the dressing needed to be 1.5x the amount cited for maximum coverage and taste. Used a barely hard--boiled egg at room temp and bacon at room temp. This would be a beautiful salad for a group if you leave the asparagus whole and place it on a platter and then top with ingredients...multiplied of course.

    Enjoy!

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  59. It is really a perfect dish! I really love the combination of Asparagus, eggs and bacon. So nice.

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