Asparagus Bruschetta

asparagus bruschetta
This recipe was submitted by Taste of Home  Submitted by Taste of Homes Appetizer Recipes.  For a light bite, Elaine Sweet of Dallas, Texas created these pretty appetizers. “I really like asparagus, so I’m always trying it in different things,” she writes. "Asparagus Bruschetta is a delicious twist on traditional bruschetta.

 

Recipe By: Taste of Home
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  • Serves 6

Ingredients

    • 3 cups water
    • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
    • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
    • 3 green onions, chopped
    • 3 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 French bread baguette (8 ounces), cut into 12 slices and toasted
    • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the asparagus; cover and boil for 2-4 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.

In a bowl, combine the asparagus, tomatoes, basil, onions, lime juice, oil, garlic, lime peel, salt and pepper. Using a slotted spoon, spoon asparagus mixture onto bread. Sprinkle with blue cheese.
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