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Asparagus with Pecorino and Goat Cheese Crostini

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Spring is here 🙂

We’ve been eating lighter meals these days because it is getting so hot outside! I love spring produce: asparagus, artichokes, green peas — they just taste so fresh, which is perfect for the season.

These are two delicious and healthy side dishes that could be paired together for a quick and easy lunch, a light dinner, or as accompaniments to a dinner spread if you’re cooking for a few people! (Just note that if you do eat this for a meal vs. a side dish, you will have to eat double the serving size for each recipe as one serving will be too small for an actual meal!)

I was inspired by this recipe from CookingLight, but modified it to make it a bit easier to cook. If you love asparagus as much as I do, you will absolutely devour this asparagus with lemon and pecorino.

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Pair it with these crispy, crunchy and creamy goat cheese crostini and you will be in heaven.

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It’s amazing how these two side dishes actually give you a balanced meal: healthy whole grains from the crostini, green vegetables from the asparagus, and protein from the cheese. Not bad for a small meal that takes less than 15 minutes to make!

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Asparagus with Pecorino and Goat Cheese Crostini

These are two delicious and healthy side dishes that could be paired together for a quick and easy lunch, a light dinner, or as accompaniments to a dinner spread if you’re cooking for a few people!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 45kcal
Author: The Picky Eater

Ingredients

For the Asparagus:

For the Crostini:

  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 4 slices whole grain baguette

Instructions

For the Asparagus:

  • Chop 1 lb asparagus, saute lightly in 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet. Sprinkle evenly with 2 tsp grated lemon rind, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, and 1/8 tsp salt. Toss to coat. Sprinkle asparagus with shaved pecorino cheese. 

For the Crostini:

  • Combine parsley, goat cheese and garlic clove together. Spread over 4 slices of the whole grain baguette.

Notes

Adapted from CookingLight.com
Nutrition panel is for asparagus only. Nutritional Info Per Serving (Crostini): 73 Calories, 3.2g Fat (2.1g Saturated), 52.2mg Sodium, 6.9g Carbs, 0.8g Fiber, 0.6g Sugar, 4.1g Protein

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.9g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 2.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 40mg | Fiber: 1.3g
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Appetizers are the perfect complement to my favorite entrees and dinner party menus. You can also make a small batch for a snack, or turn them into a complete meal.

6 responses to “Asparagus with Pecorino and Goat Cheese Crostini”

    • Haha that’s awesome! Although figs with goat cheese and almonds sounds absolutely delicious too 🙂

  1. What a bright and light recipe for the new season! I love that you made your own goat cheese spread, rather than relying on the store-bought version with herbs. It is just so much better to mix your own. Thank you for inspiring me with healthy eating ideas.

    • Thank you so much Danica! And yes! It’s so easy to make your own goat cheese spread — literally takes less than 5 minutes, and that way you get the benefit and taste of the fresh herbs!

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