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Fresh Asparagus Toast
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13 INGREDIENTS • 8 STEPS • 30MINS

Fresh Asparagus Toast

Fresh raw asparagus make a quick, healthy lunch, it’s surprisingly addictive with a bright zesty lemon dressing. This magical combination is the perfect balance with salty cheese, avocado and crisp sprouts.
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Compelled to Cook
Hello, I'm Nicole! I aim to help you elevate your everyday meals with recipes that make the most of your casual family breakfasts, weeknight dinners and entertaining occasions.
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Fresh raw asparagus make a quick, healthy lunch, it’s surprisingly addictive with a bright zesty lemon dressing. This magical combination is the perfect balance with salty cheese, avocado and crisp sprouts.
30MINS
Total Time
$2.05
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
8
us / metric
Feta Cheese
1/2 cup
Roughly Chopped Feta Cheese
Cream Cheese
1/2 cup
Cream Cheese, room temperature
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
plus extra for brushing onto the bread
Lemon
1
Lemon, juiced
1 Tbsp juice per 8 servings
White Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp
White Wine Vinegar
Shallot
3 Tbsp
Minced Shallots
Salt
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Asparagus
3 cups
Asparagus, washed
Multigrain Bread
8 slices
Multigrain Bread
Avocado
1/2
Large Ripe Avocado, pitted, peeled
Alfalfa Sprouts
to taste
Alfalfa Sprouts
Pine Nuts
4 Tbsp
Pine Nuts, toasted
optional
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
148
Fat
13.2 g
Protein
4.1 g
Carbs
4.7 g
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Author's Notes

Toast pine nuts in a single layer in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 10-12 minutes. Can omit or substitute in toasted almond slices if desired.
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step 1
In a medium bowl mash Feta Cheese (1/2 cup) and Cream Cheese (1/2 cup) together using a fork until well combined but some little bits remain of the feta. Set aside.
step 2
In a small bowl whisk together Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (2 Tbsp), juice from Lemon (1), White Wine Vinegar (1 Tbsp), Shallots (3 Tbsp), Salt (to taste), and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Set aside.
step 3
Peel Asparagus (3 cups) into thin strips by holding the bottom woody portion of the spear and using a vegetable peeler, peel towards the tip in one motion. Continue to peel off thin strips until the spear is too flat and the peeler won't dig in. Turn what's left of the spear onto its side and continue to peel once or twice.
step 3 Peel Asparagus (3 cups) into thin strips by holding the bottom woody portion of the spear and using a vegetable peeler, peel towards the tip in one motion. Continue to peel off thin strips until the spear is too flat and the peeler won't dig in. Turn what's left of the spear onto its side and continue to peel once or twice.
step 4
In a medium size bowl toss together shaved asparagus and dressing. Set aside.
step 5
Turn oven to broil and position oven rack to 8-inch from the top. Brush each Multigrain Bread (8 slices) with some olive oil and arrange on a baking sheet. Broil for 2-3 minutes until just starting to turn golden.
step 6
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.
step 6 Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.
step 7
While toast is cooling, mash Avocado (1/2) into cheese until incorporated.
step 8
For each piece of bread, spread with a generous 2 tbsp of cheese spread, top with 1/4 cup of asparagus, top with Alfalfa Sprouts (to taste) and Pine Nuts (4 Tbsp). Add Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) if desired and serve immediately, enjoy!
step 8 For each piece of bread, spread with a generous 2 tbsp of cheese spread, top with 1/4 cup of asparagus, top with Alfalfa Sprouts (to taste) and Pine Nuts (4 Tbsp). Add Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) if desired and serve immediately, enjoy!
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Breakfast
Brunch
Lunch
Healthy
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Quick & Easy
Spring
Summer
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