Dress up plain asparagus by sprinkling with pancetta, often referred to as Canadian bacon, and seasoning with pepper and lemon juice for a fresh taste.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2014


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces asparagus)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut pancetta into matchsticks; cook in a nonstick skillet 3 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Sprinkle pancetta over asparagus. Season with pepper and lemon juice.


Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

70 calories; fat 4.3g; saturated fat 1.6g; sodium 158mg.