Bruschetta with fresh goat cheese, shaved asparagus and chive-infused oil

Bruschetta with fresh goat cheese and shaved asparagus

Asparagus are wonderful roasted, sautéed (especially with a pat of butter), braised or even puréed in soups — but they’re also delicious raw!

Here raw asparagus are shaved in delicate ribbons and served with crusty bread slices, topped with fresh goat cheese and chive-infused oil. The slightly crunchy, green-tasting asparagus are superb when prepared this way.

Best of all, the bruschette are assembled in minutes and make a dramatic hors d’oeuvre, appetizer or antipasto.

Bon appétit!

Food & wine pairing: Sancerre, Sauvignon Blanc with asparagus and goat cheese bruschetta

White wine iconA Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre or Marlborough, New Zealand, is superb with these tasty bruschette. If you want to try something a bit different, pour a Vermentino from Tuscany, Piedmont or Sardinia. These lovely, crisp, aromatic white wines pair beautifully with both the tangy goat cheese and the green asparagus.

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Bruschetta with fresh goat cheese, shaved asparagus & chive-infused oil

makes 4 large bruschette
active time: 15 min

  1. 4 – 1/2″ thick slices ciabatta or other light, crusty country bread – toasted or grilled
  2. 5 oz (140 g) fresh goat cheese – crumbled
  3. sea salt to taste
  4. freshly ground black pepper to taste
  5. 8 large asparagus – tough ends snapped off and shaved lengthwise with a vegetable hand-peeler
  6. chive-infused oil for drizzling

  1. camera icon Place the toasted or grilled bread slices on a cutting board. Top the slices with the crumbled goat cheese. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Gather several asparagus slices and stack them together. Then bend them in the shape of a “U” and place them on top of a bruschetta. Repeat with the other slices. Place the bruschette on a serving tray and drizzle with the chive-infused oil. Serve immediately.

Bruschetta with fresh goat cheese and shaved asparagus

party food, bruschetta, goat cheese, asparagus

4 Comments

  • Reply Anita at Hungry Couple April 28, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Goat cheese and asparagus are two of my favorite ingredients. Yum!

  • Reply Angie@Angie's Recipes April 25, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Asparagus are great in any way! Love this simple and elegant appetizer.

  • Reply Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    A beautiful appetizer and perfect for spring!

  • Reply Johanna April 24, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Wow, this looks amazingly elegant! I’m not a huge fan of goats cheese so I would probably change it for some marinated feta cheese or something. But anyway back to my point, this looks beautiful and like it would taste absolutely sublime :)

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