Bacon and Orange Balsamic Asparagus Salad
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Serves: 4
  • 6 cups leafy greens
  • ½ lb bacon
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 clementines
  • parmesan cheese
  • slivered almonds
  • SAUCE:
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup balsamic
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  1. Bake Bacon and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan add orange juice, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Let simmer until it begins to thicken and remove from heat.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare asparagus by trimming 2 inches of the end and discarding and cutting the rest into 2-3 inch pieces.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat 1 Tbsp butter over medium Once hot, add the asparagus and saute until just tender.
  5. Place chopped field greens on plates, top with cooked asparagus, crumbled bacon, and peeled clementines. Drizzle salads with the balsamic glaze and finish with sliced almonds and parmesan cheese (optional).
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