Bacon Wrapped Veggie Bundles

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Bacon Wrapped Veggie Bundles
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30
  • Servings: 5 to 6
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About this Recipe

These delightful bundles make for a fresh and light summer lunch salad or dinner appetizer.

Ingredients

1 Pkg (65 g) Maple Leaf® Ready Crisp® Bacon Strips
1 lb asparagus, trimmed
1 small red pepper, cut into thin strips
1 lb mixed green and yellow beans, trimmed
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into batons
1/3 cup (75 mL) balsamic glaze
1 tbsp (15 mL)olive oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) red wine vinegar
Salt
Pepper

Directions

BRING a large pot of water to a boil.

BLANCH asparagus, beans and carrots for about 1 ½ to 2 minutes.

DRAIN and plunge vegetables into a large bowl filled with ice and cold water.

ALLOW vegetable to cool in water bath.

DRAIN and place vegetables onto a paper towel lined tray. Pat dry.

ALL vegetables should be cut to a similar length.

PLACE all vegetables in a large bowl.

DRIZZLE olive oil and vinegar over top.

SEASON with salt and pepper and toss gently to coat.

ARRANGE an even amount of vegetables into 5 to 6 piles.

FOLLOW microwave directions for bacon.

LAY two slices of bacon length wise on a cutting board.

PLACE veggies to one side and roll tightly into a bundle.

SECURE with a tooth pick.

REPEAT with remaining ingredients. Drizzle balsamic glaze over top.

Notes

This recipe encourages the use of local farm grown vegetables!

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