6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Essex Life today CLICK HERE

Details

  • Cooking Time: Under 30 mins
  • Cuisine: Other
  • Main Ingredient: Asparagus
  • Preparation Time: Under 30 mins
  • Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 160g fresh or frozen soya beans

    1 bundle (about 250g) British asparagus, cut into 1cm lengths

    1 tsp of vegetable oil

    4 rashers smoked back bacon, roughly chopped into bite sized pieces

    3 tbsp of olive oil

    1 tbsp white wine vinegar

    1 tsp grainy mustard

    Zest of 1 small lemon

    1 small ripe avocado, peeled and cubed

    4 spring onions, finely sliced

    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method

Nutritionally analysed by Fiona Hunter, qualified nutritionist and member of the British Dietetic Association.

Nutritionally analysed by Fiona Hunter, qualified nutritionist and member of the British Dietetic Association.

Avocados provide essential fatty acids and vitamin E and are a concentrated source of energy, which is useful for athletes who eat small energy dense meals before training or competitions.

Heat a saucepan of water to a fast boil, add the soya beans and cook for 4 minutes. Add the asparagus and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until the asparagus is just tender. Drain well

Heat the vegetable oil in a small frying pan and fry the bacon until crispy.

Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, mustard and lemon zest and season to taste.

Place the asparagus and soya beans in a bowl, add the bacon, avocado and spring onions. Stir in the dressing, adjust seasoning and serve.

Comments

0 comments

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Most Read

Who's the top 50 richest in Essex?

Monday, November 15, 2010
No 18 David & Victoria Beckham

Philip Beresford, author of the annual Sunday Times Rich List, turns his attentions to our county's richest and reveals those that make up our wealthiest millionaires

Read more »

35 Dining Delights in Essex

Friday, August 7, 2009
Barda Restaurant

Why not enjoy these fresh ideas for dining out in Essex and beyond?

Read more »
The One Show's Christine Walkden talks about her new book

Pat Parker talks to her about her new book, her passion for plants, how she has coped with fame and why she is helping the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

Read more »

15 Tempting Tea shops in Essex

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
15 Tempting Tea shops in Essex

Essex Life's Tea shop trail

Read more »
EXG JUN 15 WALK

This charming route from the pretty village of Messing to the tiny village of Inworth and returning via Tiptree offers a great summer walk

Read more »
EXG JUN 15 TIPTREE

A highlight of the breakfast table across the UK, and in more than 60 other countries, Tiptree jams are one of the county’s most celebrated exports. Essex Life takes a little look at what summer is like in the Tiptree fields

Read more »