Bacon can elevate almost any food. Just wrap it in bacon and presto! It becomes tastier than you thought possible! Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus proves this rule and then some: the saltiness and savoriness of the bacon creates a lovely contrast with the crisp, garden flavor of the asparagus. Herbaceous and meaty, Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus is perfect for backyard barbecues, where it can occupy the same plate as grilled chicken or burgers.
Ingredients• 1 pound asparagus • 2 teaspoons olive oil • 6 slices bacon • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • additional herbs, optional, of your choice, as desired
Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F.
Trim the ends of the asparagus so they are 5-6 inches long.
Place the asparagus in a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil to coat.
Season with salt and pepper.
Wrap 5-6 asparagus spears with 1 slice of bacon, securing the bacon with a toothpick if needed.
Repeat with the other spears and bacon slices.
Grill the bacon-wrapped asparagus for 10 minutes.
Flip and continue grilling until the bacon is crispy and the asparagus is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
For oven cooking: preheat the oven to 400 degrees and roast the bacon-wrapped asparagus for 25-30 minutes.