Print Now!
OUR CROSTINI WITH SMOKED ASPARAGUS RECIPE IS YUMMY!

OUR CROSTINI WITH SMOKED ASPARAGUS RECIPE IS YUMMY!

Try this crostini with Smoked Asparagus recipe- yummy! Click To Tweet

It’s Asparagus season and that means you should get the most out of this sensational vegetable while it’s fresh! Be sure to visit our series on the ember roasting of fresh asparagus (see the previous blog) so you can move on to our fabulous recipes. Our featured recipe in this series is Crostini with Ember Roasted Asparagus, Pimento & Olive Spread, a perfect snack, appetizer, and certainly a spur of the moment food for the pop in visitor. So, here we go!

Ingredient List for Crostini with Smoked Asparagus

  • Baguette or other small width bread (in a pinch, pita chips will work as well)
  • Oil for drizzling on the bread slices
  • 8 oz. of ricotta cheese
  • Ember cooked asparagus
  • 2 Tablespoons of lime juice
  • Pimento slices about 2 oz.
  • Green olives about 4 oz.
  • Fresh ground pepper

Combining Ingredients

FOLDING CHOPPED SMOKED ASPARAGUS INTO RICOTTA

FOLDING CHOPPED SMOKED ASPARAGUS INTO RICOTTA

Prior to mixing the ingredients for the spread, cut the baguette into ½ inch slices and place on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with oil – any kind will do though I’m partial to flavored oils. Only toast the bread slices until just golden. In a medium bowl, add the ricotta cheese and gently mix to break down the cheese to a creamy state. Dice up the ember-roasted asparagus and gently fold into the ricotta with the lime juice. Add fresh ground pepper to taste. Set aside the bowl and chop up the pimento and green olive. Place in a small bowl.

Assembling the Crostini with Smoked Asparagus

ASSEMBLING THE CROSTINI

ASSEMBLING THE CROSTINI

Time to assemble all the ingredients! Take a crostini, spread a thick coating of the ember-roasted asparagus and ricotta mixture, and top with the diced pimento and olive. Once you have a serving tray full, you’re ready to serve!

The saltiness of the olive mixed in with the creaminess of the ricotta, blend so well with the wood-fired asparagus. Couple this with the crispness of the crostini and you have a perfect match.

Ember-roasted asparagus crostini – just one of the wonderful ways to use fresh asparagus this season.

the Culinary Team wants you to know…

… that the enjoyment of ember cooking has been around since the dawn of civilization and will heighten wood-fire flavoring with other thick skinned, husked fresh vegetables like eggplant, corn, zucchini, summer squash and peppers. By using our Grande Sapore® wild cherry wood chips as an ember bed, get ready to experience an unmatched taste sensation!

Enjoy!

Bon Bar B Que

Dr. Smoke- Crostini with smoked asparagus

Dr. Smoke- For a great tasting appetizer, try our Crostini with Smoked Asparagus

SmokinLicious® Products used in this recipe:

Wood Chips- Grande Sapore®

For more reading related to

If you enjoyed our Crostini with Smoked Asparagus recipe, here’s some reading you will want to take in!

Other recipes you might enjoy:

TRY THIS- HEALTHY & FLAVORFUL PASTRY WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

Great Appetizer or Entree’- Flank Steak Pinwheels with Ember Roasted Asparagus

EASY TO DO- FLAVOR RICH WOOD SMOKED MUSHROOMS

HERE’S A SAVORY TREAT- SMOKY PEA MASH