Try this sophisticated asparagus appetizer at your next dinner party.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
35 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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.

Tips

Tip: Use leftover bread to make bread crumbs or croutons.

Nutrition Facts

116 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 13.7g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.6g 6% DV; sugars 2.1g; fat 4.3g 7% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 11.7mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 341.4IU 7% DV; vitamin c 3.1mg 5% DV; folate 83.3mcg 21% DV; calcium 136.7mg 14% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 15.8mg 6% DV; potassium 116.1mg 3% DV; sodium 194.3mg 8% DV.