Try this sophisticated asparagus appetizer at your next dinner party. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • 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.

  • Meanwhile, hollow out insides of bread halves (see Tip), leaving 1/2-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 Facts

116 calories; 4.3 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 194 mg sodium. 116 mg potassium; 13.7 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 5.9 g protein; 341 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 83 mcg folate; 137 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 16 mg magnesium;