Asparagus Toasties

Cheese toasties make a delicious and warming light lunch or snack. Team up with a bowl of yummy soup and you have a satisfying healthy dinner.

			  Asparagus Toasties

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 5 minutes


  • 12 asparagus spears, woody ends removed
  • 4 individual Turkish breads, sliced in half lengthways
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 1 cup trimmed snow pea shoots (see Tip)
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped finely
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar


  1. Blanch asparagus by placing in a large heatproof and covering with boiling water. Allow to stand for 30-60 seconds. Remove asparagus and place in a separate large bowl of cold water for 1 minute to prevent further cooking. Remove and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Prepare salsa by combining all the ingredients.
  3. Toast bread on both sides. Spread 1 teaspoon mustard over cut sides of toast.
  4. Arrange 3 blanched asparagus spears on each slice and sprinkle with cheese. Grill under a hot grill until the cheese is bubbly.
  5. Place toasties on servings plates, top each slice with a slice of prosciutto and a spoonful of salsa and serve at once.


  • For a variation, use ham instead of the prosciutto.
  • You can replace snow pea shoots with mung bean shoots, other sprout mixes, and small rocket leaves or sliced fresh basil.
  • For a vegetarian option omit the prosciutto.

Recipe provided by the Australian Asparagus Council.

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