Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad

  • 10MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 375KCAL

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories375
  • Carbs12g
  • Protein27g
  • Fat23g
  • Saturates4.3g
  • Sugars7.3g

Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad is the perfect combination of crispy, salty bacon, crunchy asparagus, tangy lemon and creamy avocado.

Packed full of fresh flavours and textures, this delicious, warm salad is fantastic when served as a side dish, but also as a light lunch. It would also work really well when served as part of a barbecue!

It’s important to make sure that your avocado is ripe for this recipe. To check this, gently press onto the outside. If the avocado feels firm and there is no give, then it isn’t ripe. If there is a lot of give, it feels mushy or pressing down on it leaves an indent, then it is over ripe and you should taste it first. To stop the flesh of your avocado discolouring, we recommend prepping it directly before you serve your salad!

 

When podcasting champion and the host of Sh*gged, Married, Annoyed, Rosie Ramsey, joined us on our podcast The Magic Ingredient, we made this dish to showcase her ‘trendy’ Magic Ingredient. She discusses working as well as living with her husband (sounds familiar, right?) as well as revealing a shocking confession about cheese!

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This recipe is featured in Episode 6 of our podcast ‘The Magic Ingredient’, you can listen here:

What diets is this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad suitable for?

This Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad?

Soya beans are also known as edamame beans and you should be able to find these in the frozen section of your local supermarket.

Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

How many calories are in this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad?

There are 375 calories per portion in this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Cook the soya beans in a pan of boiling, salted water for 4 minutes, then add the asparagus and peas and cook for another couple of minutes.

Step 2

Spray a small frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray and fry the bacon over a medium heat until crisp.

Step 3

Mix the vinegar, lemon juice and zest and mustard together in a small bowl and season to taste.

Step 4

Place the asparagus, soya beans and peas in a bowl. Add the bacon, avocado and spring onions. Stir in the dressing, check the seasoning and serve.

Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad?

This Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad is the perfect, warm salad to serve alongside any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad is cooked?

You should cook the soya beans, asparagus and peas until they’re tender. This should take around 6 minutes for the soya beans and 2 minutes for the asparagus and peas.

The bacon should be cook until it’s crispy which should take around 5 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad in the fridge for?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat this Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad?

We don’t recommend reheating this dish – you can enjoy any leftovers cold!

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Avocado, Asparagus, Soya Bean and Bacon Salad

This delicious salad is packed full of fresh flavours and textures and is perfect served as a side dish, or even a light lunch!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 375
  • Carbs 12G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and cut into chunks
  • 160 g soya beans frozen or fresh
  • 250 g asparagus cut into 2cm lengths
  • 50 g frozen peas
  • 4 smoked bacon medallions cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 4 spring onions finely sliced
  • 1 small lemon juice and zest
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Cook the soya beans in a pan of boiling, salted water for 4 minutes, then add the asparagus and peas and cook for another couple of minutes.
  2. Spray a small frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray and fry the bacon over a medium heat until crisp.
  3. Mix the vinegar, lemon juice and zest and mustard together in a small bowl and season to taste.
  4. Place the asparagus, soya beans and peas in a bowl. Add the bacon, avocado and spring onions. Stir in the dressing, check the seasoning and serve.

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Recipe notes

Make sure the avocados are ripe! To check, gently press the outside. If the avocado feels firm and there is no give, then it isn't ripe. If there is a lot of give, it feels mushy or pressing down on it leaves an indent, then it is over ripe and you should taste it first.

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Joanne ClarkeThursday 23rd April 2020

Can you use different beans?

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    LisaWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Joanne. You could use broad beans or even peas if you prefer. Hope this helps

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