Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Over The Top Asparagus!

 With all the fresh asparagus at the Farmer's Market, you must try this recipe.
The presentation would be wonderful for a ladies luncheon or a dinner party...but it is also perfect for the family dinner!
2 dozen spears of fresh asparagus
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 slices low sodium bacon, chopped
8 -12 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
4 tablespoons honey balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1  1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Thoroughly wash and dry asparagus and lay out on a foil lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with the tablespoon of olive oil.  Roll the asparagus around a bit to make sure all surfaces are covered with oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake for about 11-13 minutes.
While the asparagus is roasting, cook the chopped bacon over low-medium heat until crispy.  Drain on paper towels and set aside.
When the asparagus is finished, place on a glass platter and top with sliced strawberries, bacon, and crumbled feta.
Quickly whisk together the balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp. olive oil, mustard and garlic powder and pour over the asparagus mixture.
Serve and enjoy~

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