Asparagus and Peas with Warm Lemon Vinaigrette

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Crispy bacon and fresh asparagus, sugar snap peas and green peas dressed with warm lemon vinaigrette is a super delicious family meal made easy and in less than 15 minutes.

 

There’s nothing better than a meal using fresh veggies that are packed with flavor. This beautiful asparagus and peas dish brings all the yummy flavors to your table and the lemon vinaigrette gives the veggies that fresh summer taste. It’s the perfect solution for your lazy summer cooking style.

Well, perhaps you’re not as lazy during the summer as I am, but you’ll love this dish regardless. Who doesn’t want to cut down some cooking time, amirite?

Of course, bacon makes everything better (in my opinion, but my daughter begs to differ), though asparagus and peas are delicious even without the bacon. This dish is gluten free and paleo friendly for those with dietary restrictions and omitting bacon makes it a vegetarian and vegan dish as well.

My inspiration for this dish came from an old Cooking Light magazine. It called for tarragon vinegar, fresh tarragon, and shallots but you know me – I love simplifying recipes.

Be careful not to overcook the veggies if you want to preserve that beautiful green color and the nutrients. Serve along roasted chicken or pork chops and add rice pilaf or mashed potatoes for a complete meal.

Asparagus and Peas with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Ingredients:
Serves 4

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 8 oz. sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas, thawed
  • 3 center-cut bacon slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon organic Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

 

~ Free Tip ~

Substitute bacon with ham or leave the meat out completely for a vegetarian and vegan dish. Use tarragon or white wine vinegar instead of the lemon juice. Add fresh tarragon or mint. Turn it into a salad by chilling in the refrigerator before serving.  

 

Directions:

  1. First, bring water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add asparagus, snap peas, and green peas.
  2. Cook 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water, then drain again.
  3. Then, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble.
  4. Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings.
  5. Add oil to pan over medium heat. Stir in onions and cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add lemon juice and mustard and cook for about 30 seconds.
  7. Finally, mix in vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are heated through, about 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Before serving, stir in crumbled bacon and grated lemon rind.

Delicious asparagus, peas and crispy bacon with warm lemon vinaigrette

Nutritious side dish full of summer flavors. Quick and easy to make, asparagus and peas with lemon vinaigrette is a family favorite meal.

Asparagus and Peas with Warm Lemon Vinaigrette

Asparagus and Peas with Warm Lemon Vinaigrette

This beautiful asparagus, snap peas and green peas dish topped with bacon is full of yummy flavors and the lemon vinaigrette gives the veggies that fresh summer taste. Best of all, it is quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 8 oz. sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas, thawed
  • 3 center-cut bacon slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Directions

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add asparagus, snap peas, and green peas.

Cook 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water, then drain again.

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble.

Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings.

Add oil to pan over medium heat. Stir in onions and cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add lemon juice and mustard and cook for about 30 seconds.

Mix in vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are heated through, about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Before serving, stir in crumbled bacon and lemon rind.

Notes

~ Free Tip ~

Substitute bacon with ham or leave the meat out completely for a vegetarian and vegan dish. Use tarragon or white wine vinegar instead of the lemon juice. Add fresh tarragon or mint. Turn it into a salad by chilling in the refrigerator before serving.  

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This beautiful asparagus, snap peas and green peas dish topped with bacon is full of yummy flavors and the lemon vinaigrette gives the veggies that fresh summer taste. Best of all, it is quick and easy to make.

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22 Comment

  1. Reply
    Emily @DomesticDeadline.com
    July 30, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 30, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you, Emily!

  2. Reply
    Jelica
    July 25, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I have to agree with you – bacon makes everything better! This recipe is going straight to my gluten-free recipe board on Pinterest. I am always scouring the internet for easy gluten-free options, so thank you for sharing this one!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 26, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you, Jelica! Bacon is the king 😀

  3. Reply
    Twochicksandamom/Donna
    July 23, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Hi. Featuring your delicious recipe at Snickerdoodle Link Party today! http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2017/07/snickerdoodle-create-bake-make-link_22.html
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 24, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Donna! 😀

  4. Reply
    Miz Helen
    July 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I love the combination of your Asparagus and Peas, it’s that special green flavor that says spring and summer. I sure appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      I think so too! Thanks, Helen!

  5. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    July 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

    what a great combo of flavors! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 20, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      So happy you like it, Helen! Thank you 🙂

  6. Reply
    Twochicksandamom/Donna
    July 19, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious–definitely pinning and making this. Visiting from Miz Helen’s.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 20, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Thank you, Donna! We love it although my husband is not a pea fan, ha.

  7. Reply
    Karen
    July 18, 2017 at 10:39 am

    oh wow, this looks so darn good. I think hubby would love this as well. thanks Found this on #OverTheMoon link up

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you, Karen, and thanks for stopping in 😀

  8. Reply
    Heart
    July 17, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    A guilt-free recipe, indeed!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 17, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      It sure is 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!

  9. Reply
    Ann
    July 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    very very healthy, jas! green and healthy! Where’s the meat?! :p

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Uhm, there’s bacon… 🙂

  10. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    July 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

    No no no – your daughter is wrong on this one; bacon makes everything better!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Right? Sometimes I think she was switched at birth, haha.

  11. Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    July 13, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Okay so I tried the eating first trick before coming to see what you’re up to Jas and it still didn’t work. Darn it girl, why do all your recipes do this to me. I love asparagus so much, have you ever tried growing your own? And I’m with you on the bacon, that must take it to the next level. It looks delicious

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      Ha, ha, sorry. I have not tried growing asparagus but (funny enough) after my garden was prepped with organic soil one lonely asparagus grew out of nowhere.
      Bacon is the king 😉

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