Grilled Asparagus-Onion Crostini

Grilled Asparagus-Onion Crostini

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Try this sophisticated asparagus appetizer at your next dinner party.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 12 ounces thin fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 ( ½ inch) slices red onion
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil
  • 1 12- to 14-ounce loaf plain or whole wheat Italian bread (2½ inches in diameter), halved horizontally
  • ¾ cup shredded Gruyère cheese (3 oz.)

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  1. Lightly coat asparagus and onion with cooking spray. Grill onion, covered, over medium 10 minutes or until tender, turning once and adding asparagus (place across the grates) the last 4 minutes. Chop onion. In a small bowl combine onion and basil. Cut asparagus into 1- to 2-inch pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, hollow out insides of bread halves (see Tip), leaving ½-inch shells. Add bread halves, cut sides down, to grill. Grill, covered, 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted. Remove from grill. Fill bread halves with onion mixture and asparagus and sprinkle with cheese. Grill, covered, 1 to 2 minutes more or until bottoms are toasted and cheese is melted. Cut into slices and top with additional basil.
  • Tip: Use leftover bread to make bread crumbs or croutons.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 116 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 83 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 341 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 137 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 194 mg sodium; 116 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (21% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ vegetable, 1 starch, ½ fat

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