BBQ bacon-wrapped asparagus has got to be one of the most delicious and decadent side dish. Furthermore, this is a perfect side dish when you want something a little fancy with minimal work. When asparagus is wrapped in bacon and drizzled in olive oil you’re in for an awesome flavour treat! Asparagus is the best in the spring when the shoots are especially tender and sweet.
To top it off, BBQ bacon makes anything instantly better. And this recipe for bacon wrapped asparagus is THE example. Is asparagus good BBQ-ed on its own? Absolutely! Add in a little bacon, wrap them up in adorable little portioned bundles and they not only look absolutely amazing, but they taste amazingly delicious as well.
Ingredients for your BBQ bacon-wrapped asparagus
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 4 strips of bacon (cut in half)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt & Pepper (to taste)
How to make your BBQ bacon-wrapped asparagus
You’ll discover quite quickly how easy it is to make bacon wrapped asparagus. Simply wrap the asparagus in bacon, season, and grill!
The key element for the perfect bacon wrapped asparagus is using thin bacon. If the bacon is too thick or overlaps a ton when you wrap it you’ll end up with burned, overcooked asparagus and rubbery bacon. You want thin bacon that crisps up quickly so you don’t kill off your asparagus by leaving them on the grill too long. Another bonus? Thinly sliced bacon tends to be relatively inexpensive, great for those on a budget!
Since asparagus is such a great side dish for BBQ grilled meat, we highly recommend tossing the asparagus on the grill to cook while your meat is resting. With the mild, woodsy flavour of the asparagus and the salty, rich bacon, you don’t need much seasoning. You’ll only need to coat the shoots with olive oil, salt and pepper before wrapping in thinly sliced bacon.
Give this one a try, you’ll never look back.