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Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers

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Add a little wow factor to weeknight dinners with these delicious Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers! You can’t go wrong with bacon, and when paired with asparagus, this low-carb item makes a great side dish to pair with most main courses.

Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers

These grilled bacon-asparagus skewers are basted with balsamic, olive oil, and herbs, then grilled to perfection! This recipe is a great way to dress up asparagus and retain all of the nutritional benefits. If you are concerned with keeping this recipe heart-healthy, we recommend using uncured, nitrite-free, or low-sodium bacon or turkey bacon instead. Keep in mind that turkey bacon will cook at a different rate than pork bacon. The fun part about this recipe is that the asparagus is cut into bite-sized pieces—a great starting place for picky eaters.

Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers

How to Trim Asparagus:

  • Look for firm asparagus. Anything that feels too soft is nearing its expiration date and should be discarded.
  •  Choose a sturdy, medium-sized stalk and hold it toward the center and the broader end. 
  •  Gently bend that area until it snaps and breaks off. 
  •  Now lay it down next to the remaining stalks and cut them all to that size.
  •  For recipes like this grilled bacon-asparagus skewers, cut the asparagus into thirds or 2″ long pieces.

 Ingredients for Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers:

  • 1 bunch asparagus (use thicker asparagus for this recipe)
  • 1 package regular cut bacon (you might have leftover bacon, but that’s always a welcome thing!)
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Dried oregano or basil
  • Soy sauce (substitute with coconut aminos or tamari)
  • Black pepper
  • Wooden skewers 
Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers

How to Make Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers:

  • Soak wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes before using them.
  •  Preheat your grill to medium heat or 350 degrees F.
  •  Wash and blot dry pre-trimmed asparagus spears. See above for more details.
  •  Cut each stalk into thirds or 2″ long, even-sized pieces. 
  •  Combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, oregano, soy sauce, and black pepper in a large bowl—toss asparagus pieces to coat. 
  •  Set aside. Cut bacon strips into thirds.
  •  Assembling your bacon-asparagus skewers: Thread 2 pieces of asparagus onto the skewer, then fold the bacon into a weaving pattern and slide onto the skewer. Repeat the process on each skewer, where there are 6 asparagus pieces and 3 pieces of bacon per skewer. Refer to the recipe picture image for guidance.

Grilling:

  • Place the bacon-asparagus skewers onto the grill and cook for 10 minutes, turning a few times during the cooking process. Watch for flare-ups and adjust heat accordingly.
  •  Once the bacon has cooked through and has a nice brown color, remove the skewers from the grill and place them onto a serving platter. 
  •  Serve immediately.
  •  Store leftover kebabs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days after preparation.
  •  Reheat these grilled bacon-asparagus skewers in a 350-degree oven or skillet until warmed through.
Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers

Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers

Add a little wow factor to weeknight dinners with these delicious Grilled Bacon-Asparagus Skewers! You can't go wrong with bacon, and when paired with asparagus, this low-carb item makes a great side dish.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: asparagus, bacon, grilled bacon-asparagus skewers, skewers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 265kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus spears (large asparagus)
  • 1 package uncooked bacon, regular thickness (12 plus slices)
  • 10 wooden skewers
  • 1/3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or dried herb of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Soak ba
  • Wash and blot dry asparagus spears. Follow trimming instructions in notes section.
    Cut spears into thirds, about 2 " long and equal-sized
  • Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, oregano, and black pepper in a large bowl. Toss asparagus pieces to coat. Set aside. Cut bacon slices into thirds
  • Preheat grill for medium heat or 350 degrees F.
  • Thread 2 pieces of asparagus onto the skewer, then fold bacon into a weaving pattern and slide onto the skewer. Repeat process on each skewer, where there are 6 asparagus pieces and 3 pieces of bacon per skewer. Refer to the recipe picture image for guidance.
  • Place onto grill and cook for 10 minutes, turning a few times during the cooking process. Watch for flare-ups and adjust heat accordingly.
  • Once bacon has cooked through and has a nice brown color, remove skewers from the heat and place them onto a serving platter.
    Serve as a side dish or with your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Store leftover skewers in an air tight container in refrigerator for 3 days after preparation.
  • Reheat in a skillet until warmed through.

Notes

 Love Kebabs? Want more great Kebab Recipes?
&nbspTake a look at Kebabs: 75 Recipes for Grilling
 
 
How to Trim Asparagus:
One of the most asked questions I receive from readers is how to trim asparagus. It’s simple, really, and once you get the hang of it, it will go by quickly!
Look for firm asparagus. Anything that feels too soft is nearing its expiration date and should be discarded.
Choose a sturdy, medium-sized stalk and hold it toward the center and the broader end.
Gently bend that area until it snaps and breaks off.
Now lay it down next to the remaining stalks, and cut them all to that size.
If you plan to use smaller pieces for skewers, cut them into thirds or 2″ pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg

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