GRILLED ASPARAGUS WITH BACON AND MAPLE GLAZE
Salty-sweet bacon pairs perfectly with garden-fresh asparagus
PER SERVE 158kJ, protein 5g, total fat 0.6g (sat. fat 0.2g), carbs 1g, fibre 2g, sodium 270mg
• Carb exchanges 0
• GI estimate n/a
• Gluten-free option
PREPARATION TIME: 10 MINS
COOKING TIME: 15 MINS SERVES 6 (AS A NO-CARB SIDE) 125g pkt Weight Watchers Bacon,
each piece cut into 3 lengthways 2 bunches asparagus, woody
2 Tbsp Queen Maple Flavoured
Syrup (sugar free)
2 tsp hot water
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard or
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 Place bacon between pieces of paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Cook on High/100% for 11/2-2 minutes or until partially cooked. Set aside to cool.
2 Divide asparagus into six portions. Wrap a few pieces of bacon around each portion and secure with toothpicks. Combine maple syrup, water, mustard and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
3 Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill plate on medium. Add asparagus bundles and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until bacon is crispy, turning frequently and brushing with maple syrup mixture for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Remove from grill and serve warm.
It’s crunch time with this veg!