Bacon-wrapped green vegetables

Bacon-wrapped green vegetables

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • Health conscious
  • 10 minutes
  • 5 minutes
  • Creation Viognier 2014

Need a way to convince the family to eat their greens? Siba Mtongana's answer is to wrap green beans, asparagus broccoli in bacon and serve with a citrus Gorgonzola sauce.


  • 250 g green beans, trimmed
  • 200 g asparagus, trimmed
  • 230 g Tenderstem broccoli
  • 12 bacon rashers
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 T olive oil
  • For the citrus Gorgonzola sauce:
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ t chilli flakes
  • 2 oranges or naartjies, juiced and zested
  • 150 g Gorgonzola

Cooking Instructions

1. Wrap 3 green beans, 1 asparagus spear and 1 broccoli spear in 2 rashers of bacon, securing one side with toothpicks. Repeat with the remaining beans, asparagus, broccoli and bacon. Rub the bundles with the sugar.

2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and cook the bundles for 5 minutes, turning often. Drain on kitchen paper.

3. To make the sauce, heat the butter in a pan and sauté the garlic for 1 minute. Add the chilli flakes, orange or naartjie juice and zest and bring to the boil. Stir in half the Gorgonzola, then set aside to cool slightly.

4. Arrange the bundles on a platter, top with the remaining cheese and drizzle over the sauce.

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Siba Mtongana is a South African celebrity chef and television presenter known as the host of The Cooking Channel show Siba's Table.

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    December 24, 2015

    This recipe was one of our favourites from last years Christmas dinner. The gorgonzola sauce was used on everything … including the turkey and gammon!