Healthy Recipe: Asparagus bruschetta

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  • By Kayla Scherf
  • Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center dietician provides a series of seasonal recipes for each month. May's recipes are based on basil.


3 cups water
1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup minced fresh basil
3 green onions, chopped
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1/4 teaspoons pepper
12 slices French baguette, toasted
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

How to make it

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

Total preparation time: 30 minutes
Makes 6 servings