This is a tasty side dish that can be served as a vegetable or a salad. It's perfect for family gatherings.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 430 degrees F (225 degrees C).

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  • Toss the asparagus, tomatoes, and olive oil together in a bowl until the vegetables are evenly coated; season with salt and pepper. Pour into a baking dish; sprinkle 1 minced clove of garlic over the mixture.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until tender, about 9 minutes. Set aside to cool. Cut the asparagus into 2 inch pieces.

  • Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the skillet. Add the crabmeat to the hot bacon drippings and cook until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl; add the asparagus, tomatoes, and hearts of palm.

  • Whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, and 1 minced clove garlic together in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle the bacon over the salad just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 8.8g 18% DV; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 17.2mg 6% DV; sodium 613.7mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
very light and refreshing - used real crab meat and marinated artichokes instead of palm - forgot the bacon and did not miss it Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2011
Something different to try with asparagus which I like but over all it just didn't work for me with the combination of ingredients. I might try leaving the bacon out next time. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
very light and refreshing - used real crab meat and marinated artichokes instead of palm - forgot the bacon and did not miss it Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2010
Delicious! I ate the whole thing myself (tasted fine leftover) but can't wait to make this dish for family and friends! The only changes I made mainly out of necessity and laziness were using chopped vine-ripened tomatoes garlic powder and thick cut pre-cooked bacon. I also cut the asparagus into bite size pieces BEFORE roasting and crumbled the bacon AFTER cooking. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
This is a very good recipe. Definately put the tomatos in the oven with the asparagus. I tried putting it without and the tomatos were very hard and it did not compliment the salad. My husband LOVED this dish. I cut the asparagus before putting it in the oven which was a lot easier! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2009
Super easy to make and delicious! It makes a lot though. I made it just for my boyfriend and I and ended up taking most of it to work. My coworkers polished it off and raved about how good it was! I would definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2010
The directions were hard to follow. DO NOT put the tomatoes in the oven with the asparagus unless you want really mushy tomatoes. I modified this and added cilantro the juice of a whole lemen and did not put use the hearts of palm or the bacon. Cut the maters in half so they are easier to eat. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2009
outstanding recipe!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2011
Something different to try with asparagus which I like but over all it just didn't work for me with the combination of ingredients. I might try leaving the bacon out next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
Keeper alert! I loved this salad even with the imitation crab. The only change I made was to cook the bacon in the microwave so I didn't have any bacon fat to warm the "crab" meat and honestly I don't think it needs it. Lovely light easy to assemble for a spring luncheon the roasted veggies hit just the right note. This is a bargain for all you calorie watchers out there. Only 173 per serving and worth every one. Thank you thank you I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2019
Real crab. Was my main dish Read More