Asparagus and Ricotta Bruschetta Recipe

Asparagus and Ricotta Bruschetta Recipe

How To Make Asparagus and Ricotta Bruschetta

Serve a quick and refreshing appetizer with this lemon-infused ricotta bruschetta that comes with toasted bread slices and simmered asparagus.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 3 minutes
Total: 23 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbthick asparagus
  • 1cupwhole milk ricotta
  • 1zest from lemon
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1tbspheaping fresh parsley,chopped
  • tspsalt
  • pinchfreshly ground black pepper
  • 8slicesgood crusty bread cut from a sourdough,(½ inch thick), or country loaf
  • 2tbspolive oil

For Garnish:

  • olive oil
  • flaky sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • lemon wedges

Instructions

  1. Cut off about 1 inch of the bottom end of each asparagus spear. Lay the spears on a flat surface and hold the tip.

  2. Use a vegetable peeler to peel off the skin from the bottom half of each asparagus spear to expose the lighter green part of the stems under the peel.

  3. In a deep skillet, bring 1 inch of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus, and cook at a rapid simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the stalks are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife.

  4. With a slotted spoon, remove to a flat tray and blot dry with a paper towel. Cut the spears into 1 1/4-inch long pieces.

  5. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper.

  6. et an oven shelf close to the broiler, and turn on the broiler. Place the bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  7. Toast for about 1 minute on each side, or until browned and crisp on top, but still slightly chewy in the center.

  8. Stay near the oven and watch carefully to keep the bread from burning. The exact time depends on the distance from the broiler and the heat of the particular broiler.

  9. Remove the toasts from the oven and brush each slice with olive oil.

  10. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of ricotta on each slice of bread. Top it with the asparagus. Drizzle with more olive oil, flaky sea salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 511.31kcal
  • Fat: 14.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 77.69g
  • Fiber: 5.04g
  • Sugar: 7.99g
  • Protein: 20.01g
  • Cholesterol: 15.81mg
  • Sodium: 864.95mg
  • Calcium: 161.16mg
  • Potassium: 353.72mg
  • Iron: 7.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 61.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.10mg
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