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Asparagus Bruschetta

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    Asparagus Bruschetta

    This bruschetta is an exciting variation on the traditional tomato variety.

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    1/2 lb (225 g) fresh green asparagus of medium
    thickness, trimmed and steamed or boiled
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh dill, minced
    1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) shallot, minced
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
    1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper
    4 oz (115 g) goat cheese, crumbled
    12 slices multigrain baguette, toasted

    Cut asparagus into small pieces and mix all ingredients except bread slices in bowl. Spoon over bread slices. Serve as a canapé.

    Serves 6.

    Each serving contains: 247 calories; 12 g protein; 10 g total fat (5 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 27 g carbohydrates; 5 g fibre; 333 mg sodium

    source: "Celebrate Asparagus", alive #355, May 2012

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