Easy Asparagus Appetizer: Asparagus Tomato Parmesan Squares

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.

Easy Asparagus Appetizer | Asparagus Tomato Parmesan Squares

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Easy Asparagus Appetizer | Asparagus Tomato Parmesan Squares
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Ingredients

  • 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
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Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450F
  3. Roll the puff pastry sheets slightly, even off the edges, cut into 2" squares.
  4. Carefully lift them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  5. Brush on the pesto
  6. Add a half a cherry tomato and a piece of asparagus onto each.
  7. Add salt and pepper and cheese to the top of each
  8. Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown
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Easy Asparagus Appetizer | Asparagus Tomato Parmesan Squares

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?


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Comments

  1. Ooh I love this.  Puff pastry to the rescue! 
  2. Alison Gibb says:
    This is a great recipe. I love asparagus and it looks so yummy! Thank you!
  3. Oh, yum. I love asparagus. No one else in my family does though. I'm going to make a tiny batch JUST FOR ME!
  4. Delicious!! I love anything with asparagus! Come link up and share this post with us http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/12/centerpiece-wednesday-its-beginning-to.html Karin
  5. What a perfect little Christmas appetizer! I've pinned it, it will be a great appetizer for my Goodie Swap group!
  6. So easy and SO good! Great flavor combo!
  7. I love puff pastry, it's amazing!  Those are such cute little squares, perfect for holiday entertaining!!
  8. This is one of the prettiest appetizers I have seen! It looks fancy and delicious! I'd love if you would share this at the blog party, Celebrate It! We are all about celebrating the little everyday things of our wonderful life, along with the big things! http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/12/celebrate-it-blog-party-20.html
  9. This will be a perfect appetizer for the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon! Miz Helen

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