Amazing Asparagus

Number of Servings: 4 (182 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 15 min.
Amazing Asparagus

Pancetta is essentially an unsmoked bacon. If you prefer a smoky flavor, go ahead and use a few strips bacon instead. Whichever you choose, the technique of using a small amount of meat to punch up your favorite vegetable is a fantastic way to transition to including more produce in your diet without letting go of the meaty flavors you love.


  • 4 oz. pancetta, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. asparagus, cut into 2" pieces
  • 1¼ cups thinly sliced leeks
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Pepper to taste


  1. In a large, non-stick pan over medium heat, sauté pancetta, stirring frequently, until fat is rendered and pancetta is crispy (8-10 minutes).
  2. Add oil, asparagus, and leek. Sauté until asparagus is just tender (3-4 minutes).
  3. Add garlic, zest, toasted pine nuts, and parsley. Sauté until fragrant (1 minute).
  4. Season to taste with pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 182 g

Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.5g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 535mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 51.8mg 4%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 325mg 6%
Vitamin A 74.1mcg 8%
Vitamin C 14.7mg 15%
Vitamin E 2.4mg 15%
Vitamin K 95.3mcg 80%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 2.1mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 81.4mcg 20%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.9mcg 4%
Chloride 86.1mg 4%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 96.6mg 8%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 35.8mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 10%
Selenium 3.1mcg 6%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 8.3mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Asparagus, Pancetta (pork, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Dextrose, Natural Flavoring, Wine, Garlic, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Sodium Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Nitrite), Leeks, Pine Nuts, Olive Oil, Parsley, Garlic, Lemon Zest, Orange Zest.

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