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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Asparagus, Egg and Bacon Salad : LCHF


This simple summer salad is actually perfect for any time of the year. It is delicious served both warm and cold. You can also ring the changes by adding some fresh goat cheese and pickled red onions as well …  

Ingredients:
Serves Four
1 lb green asparagus, ends trimmed
3 oz. bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
2 large, hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
2 tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. bacon fat
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pinch sea salt

1 pinch red chili flakes
Nutrition Per Serving: 
Fat 21g Protein 8g Carbs (net) 3g 
Instructions: 
Can be found here

Did you know that Asparagus is a low-calorie vegetable that is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, especially folate and vitamins A, C and K. It is also a good source of fibre; asparagus promotes regularity and digestive health and may help reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Read more about asparagus here 

Do you like using Dijon mustard in recipes, I do! Dijon mustard (Moutarde de Dijon) is a traditional mustard of France, named after the town of Dijon in Burgundy, France, which was the epicentre of mustard making in the late Middle Ages and was granted exclusive rights in France in the 17th century. First used in 1336 for the table of King Philip VI, it became popular in 1856, when Jean Naigeon of Dijon replaced the usual ingredient of vinegar in the recipe with verjuice, the acidic juice of unripe grapes.

The main ingredients of this condiment are brown mustard seeds and white wine, or a mix of wine vinegar, water and salt designed to imitate the original verjuice. It can be used as an accompaniment to all meats in its usual form as a paste, or it can be mixed with other ingredients to make a sauce. The term "Dijonnaise" refers to a blend of Dijon mustard with mayonnaise. More details
here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

30 comments:

Tom said...

...looks great!

Snowbird said...

I just LOVE asparagus!xxx

Chatty Crone said...

I have never seen asparagus used in a salad. Looks good.

Elephant's Child said...

Without the bacon it sounds delicious.
I am a fan of Dijon mustard, and use it in lots of places. I goes well with a strong cheddar too.

dellgirl said...

This is a winner, and I have not even tasted it. It looks absolutely delicious, loaded with everything I LOVE!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I can see how this would be tasty!

William Kendall said...

I still have never eaten asparagus.

Anonymous said...

this does look good!!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Asparagus finds its way in my grocery cart frequently, so I'd love to try this recipe. Yes, I use Dijon mustard often. It's a good addition to add flavor. Thank you for another wonderful idea.

Sandra said...

Oh yum. Faux bacon of course. Heh.

peppylady (Dora) said...

bacon and asparagus does sound good together.
Coffee is on

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious.

Tina

magiceye said...

Delectably appetizing!

Evi Erlinda said...

Yummy!
I had asparagus in classic iceberg salads for my lunch today.
Yes, I love Dijon mustard :)

Jeff said...

That looks like a wonderful salad!

sandy said...

all the ingredients I really like - so i imagine this is great.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Looks delicious.
Love asparagus.

Kay said...

Oh wow! This looks so wonderful!

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks delicious, I just got up and would like a plateful now! Vaerie

Jo said...

That looks very appetising.

R's Rue said...

Yum.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm deve de ser delicioso, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Khaya Ronkainen said...

Oh, I love salads. This looks so delish, and probably filling with bacon in the mix, gotta try it.

Jointy&Croissanty said...

I like asparagus and Dijon mustard, salad looks really appetizing, thanks for the recipe.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

mmmmmmmmmm

It's me said...

Yammie ...i am hungry now 💚🍀💚🍀💚

Jeanie said...

I might have to make this tomorrow for guests. I don't have bacon but I do have chicken and already have the asparagus and eggs! Thanks for a great idea!

Mary Kirkland said...

I've never thought of having asparagus in that way but I love it so this looks good.

gloriadelpilar_1994@yahoo.com said...

Really love this :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I could eat this right now! Thanks Jan! Big Hugs!