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For a light and easy to make appetizer recipe, serve these party favorites that’s not just good but healthy. The Asparagus Bruschetta is great for a party or a holiday gathering that can help you stick to your new year’s resolution.
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
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.