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This easy asparagus appetizer is perfect for the holidays or even for a light lunch. I first made these Asparagus Tomato Parmesan Squares when I was looking for an easy way to encourage the kids to eat more vegetables. While my kids generally eat veggies, they’d much rather graze on them than sit down to a pile of asparagus on the dinner plate. Of course, it also works wonderfully as an appetizer for your party.
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I love serving this easy appetizer recipe at our New Year’s Eve parties. I really don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when I could be visiting with friends instead. I much prefer to serve easy finger foods that everyone can enjoy. Let the kids help add the vegetables and the cheese. It will let them feel like they’re part of the process and they’ll be more likely to enjoy sampling these healthy appetizers afterward.
Are you looking for another asparagus recipe? You may want to try my Asparagus and Potato Frittata.
What’s your favorite easy appetizer recipe?
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 1 box of puff pastry sheets
- 1 container of fresh pesto
- 1 package of cherry tomatoes
- Freshly grated parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper
- The quantities are fairly vague because it really depends on how many people you're entertaining or whether you're making it for a snack for you and the kids. Adjust as needed.
- Preheat the oven to 450F
- Roll the puff pastry sheets slightly, even off the edges, cut into 2" squares.
- Carefully lift them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Brush on the pesto
- Add a half a cherry tomato and a piece of asparagus onto each.
- Add salt and pepper and cheese to the top of each
- Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown
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