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Bella Asparagus

No recipe image available.A bella (beautiful) tasting dish of steamed asparagus topped with chopped hard-boiled egg, crumbled bacon and a garlic wine vinaigrette. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 hard-boiled eggs
6 tablespoons cooked and crumbled bacon
2 pounds large asparagus spears, trimmed and cleaned
1/2 cup olive oil
3 teaspoons wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes

Cooking Directions:

  1. Chop the hard-boiled eggs and mix with the crumbled bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Steam asparagus until tender-crisp and drain.
  3. Make dressing with oil, vinegar, garlic powder, parsley flakes, salt and pepper.
  4. While asparagus is hot, layer half the spears in a deep dish.
  5. Sprinkle half the chopped eggs and bacon over the asparagus and half the dressing.
  6. Make a second layer of asparagus spears. Top with the remaining chopped eggs, bacon bits, and dressing.
  7. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of California Asparagus Commission.