Roasted Asparagus with Bacon and Balsamic


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Place the asparagus in a large baking dish or on a lined baking sheet.  Drizzle half the vinaigrette over the asparagus and toss to coat each stalk.

Place the asparagus in the oven and roast for about 5 to 8 minutes or until the asparagus is crisp tender.

Remove the asparagus from the oven and transfer to a platter.  Drizzle a little vinaigrette over the top of the asparagus and then sprinkle with the crumbled bacon.  Check the seasonings and serve immediately.

Serves: 4 to 6

Recipe by: Beth Blessing