Dressed in Vinaigrette – Asparagus and Arugula Salad with Candied Bacon and Gorgonzola #TripleSBites

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Oh my gosh I’m so excited! Today is the first day of #TripleSBites! I’ve been waiting for this event for a long time, because I’ve been anxious to share all of my recipes I’ve concocted with inspiration from various sponsor ingredients.

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Cam put this event togetherfor 20 bloggers to showcase romantic eats, and we will be sharing spicy, saucy, and sexy bites.

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

My first recipe I’d like to share with you during this event is this Dress Me In Vinaigrette-Asparagus and Arugula Salad with Candied Bacon and Gorgonzola. This salad, featuring lemon rubbed arugula, fresh grilled asparagus, sweet candied bacon and tangy Gorgonzola will have your taste buds singing. It’s dressed in vinaigrette by Robin of Out of the Weeds Beet Vinaigrette Dressing. Feel free to use your own vinaigrette if you’d like. This beet vinaigrette dressing tastes like little beets were crammed into a bottle and married with shallots. The dressing is amazingly fresh and full of healthy ingredients. The salad is a masterpiece on its own, but if you’d like to top it off, you really must “dress it in vinaigrette”.

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Ingredients:
6 cups arugula, washed and rinsed
1 lb asparagus, trimmed of hard stems and washed
1 lemon
12 oz bacon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup vinaigrette

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Directions:
Begin by squeezing the lemon over the arugula -this cuts the bitterness- toss well and set aside.

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Preheat the oven to 375F. Mix together brown sugar and powdered cinnamon. Tip: Use a spice grater (I used my V Etched Grater by Kitchen IQ, KitchenIQ 50194 Spice Grater, Red
) to grate a fresh cinnamon stick over the brown sugar.

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Coat the bacon in the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on both sides (I had help from my sous chef) and place the slices on a rack or a baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until desired crispiness.

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Heat a griddle over medium heat and spray lightly with cooking spray. Trim and wash the asparagus and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place them on the griddle and grill, turning occasionally for about five minutes, just until crisp tender.

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Arrange the lemon marinated arugula, candied bacon and asparagus on the plate and top with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. Drizzle with the vinaigrette of your choice.

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Pour some wine and dig a fork in.

 

Dressed in Vinaigrette Asparagus and Arugula Salad | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

 

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This post was sponsored by Out of the Weeds and Kitchen IQ. I received one dressing bottle and a spice grater from the sponsors for participating in #TripleSBites. No additional compensation was received by me. All opinions, text, images, and recipe are my own. Feel free to substitute the branded ingredients as needed with a like for like product.

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Asparagus and Arugula Salad with Candied Bacon and Gorgonzola

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 582 calories

Fat 39 g

Carbs 49 g

Protein 13 g

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Asparagus and Arugula Salad with Candied Bacon and Gorgonzola

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 16

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups arugula, washed and rinsed
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed of hard stems and washed
  • 1 lemon
  • 12 oz bacon
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Begin by squeezing the lemon over the arugula -this cuts the bitterness- toss well and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375F. Mix together brown sugar and powdered cinnamon. Tip: Use a spice grater to grate a fresh cinnamon stick over the brown sugar. Coat the bacon in the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on both sides and place the slices on a rack or a baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until desired crispiness.
  3. Heat a griddle over medium heat and spray lightly with cooking spray. Trim and wash the asparagus and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place them on the griddle and grill, turning occasionally for about five minutes, just until crisp tender.
  4. Arrange the lemon marinated arugula, candied bacon and asparagus on the plate and top with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. Drizzle with the vinaigrette of your choice and serve.