One of the most popular keto-friendly side dishes around is the Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus. This is so delicious and super easy to make. It’s a great option to throw on the grill next to a steak or some chicken! You’ll even find the kids reaching for this vegetable dish!
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
We love to grill out especially when the weather is nice. Since we eat at home a lot anytime we can prepare a meal without making a huge mess in the kitchen I am on board. It is so easy to throw burgers or steaks on the grill along with grilled bacon wrapped asparagus. Make a nice garden salad for a complete meal that is keto and low carb friendly. Although grilled asparagus is delicious by itself, wrapping it in bacon first completely changes the playing field. If you haven’t tried it you should!
Preparing Asparagus to Cook
If you haven’t worked with asparagus before, the biggest thing to remember is to remove the lower portion of the stalk. Asparagus is a great vegetable, but the larger lower portion of the stalk is woody and tough. You want to eat just the upper 2/3 of the vegetable. Usually, this snaps off easily, but if not, you can easily cut them off.
I usually trim the lower 1 to 1 1/2 inches of the asparagus stalk.
Wrapping the asparagus with bacon is the fun part. Usually, use 3-4 stalks wrapped in one slice of bacon. I use a toothpick to secure them. If your kids like helping in the kitchen, this is an ideal way to get them involved.
Tip for Grilling Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
I have recently started using grill mats for my veggies. They considerably cut down on fires, especially when using bacon like in this recipe. If you don’t use grill mats, make sure to watch them cook carefully to avoid the asparagus catching on fire.
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Asparagus
- 1 bunch Asparagus (about 25 to 30 small)
- enough bacon to wrap a 3 stalks, approx. half a pound
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Wash asparagus and pat dry.
- Trim the asparagus about 1 -1.5 inches from the end.
- Wrap 3 stalks 3/4 of the way with one slice of bacon then secure with a toothpick.
- Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
- Turn preheated grill to medium heat
- Place on grill and cook about 3 to 5 min on each side.( I have started using a grill mat for my veggies and it has greatly reduced the number of fires we deal with while cooking.
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