Asparagus & Goat Cheese Sandwiches

dinner tonight

On Sunday we spent most of the day working our garden planting herbs and flowers because the weather was absolutely gorgeous! I had an idea to make an asparagus pasta dish for dinner but gave up that dream when my exhaustion took over.  I was already roasting the asparagus for the pasta when I lost my steam. My focus quickly turned towards making a little quick and simple sandwich instead. And this here beauty is what I came up with!

This is really all you need.

overview!


A stack of asparagus nestled into warm bread & cheese = bliss.

a nice bed for the asparagus

God I’ve missed you, dear asparagus! Aren’t you stoked to see asparagus?! I am.

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Asparagus & Goat Cheese Sandwiches

What I used for two of us:

  • 1 lb. asparagus (we ate the extra on the side)
  • 1/2 baguette
  • 1 lemon, juiced & zested
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • goat cheese (the more the merrier!)
  • salt & pepper to taste

1. Toss asparagus with a few tablespoons olive oil & juice of half a lemon. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and top with salt & pepper. Roast in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until they are to your liking. I like mine a little on the crispy/al dente side with a little softness.

2. For the last 5 minutes of roasting time, put your baguette in the oven to warm through. Once bread & asparagus are done, cut bread open. Brush each side of bread with olive oil and spread a nice layer of goat cheese on one side (or two if you want). Top the goat cheese with asparagus. Squeeze lemon juice on top and sprinkle the lemon zest. Finish with salt & pepper and you have yourself a nice spring sandwich!

Next time I might drizzle some aged balsamic vinegar on top to make it sweet and tangy!

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  • March 30, 2010

    Sounds interesting and yummy :)

    • Stephanie
      April 4, 2010

      I tried these delicious healthy sandwiches today. I altered it abit by adding a layer of hummus and sweet potato spread. A Yum-Yum Easter lunch we had!

      • April 5, 2010

        i like those additions Stephanie! Especially the hummus! Thanks for sharing!

  • March 30, 2010

    wow so simple yet so amazing. mmm.

  • Pam W
    March 30, 2010

    Divine! I would love this with a up of Tomato Basil Soup.

  • March 30, 2010

    I went to the farmer’s market last weekend hoping for asparagus but I think we are still a few weeks away. Spring come verrrrry late here. I’m dying for some and this sandwich is a great way to highlight its’ perfection!

  • March 30, 2010

    perfection. spring on a sandwich.

  • March 30, 2010

    YUM.

  • April 2, 2010

    wow. honestly it never ever had occurred to me to put asparagus on a sammie. GENIUS

  • April 12, 2010

    Ever tried these in a panini press?? I used to do that with pitas – halve them, slathered with goat cheese and filled with roasted asparagus, grilled onion and red pepper, then press them into melty, gooey heavenly oblivion! When I can find some decent bread around here I’ll be giving your crusty bread version a whirl for sure!

    • April 13, 2010

      no! but that sounds like it would be fantastic! I love panini!

  • June 28, 2010

    That looks like my kind of food!

  • Lindsay
    December 4, 2010

    How do you prepare the asparagus so you can bit into the sandwich and the whole stalk doesn’t come out with that bite?! I keep having to eat my sandwiches with knife and fork!

    • December 4, 2010

      Are you cooking them long enough? If they are too hard they might have that problem. If you press them into the goat cheese it should be enough to stick to the bread. Hopefully that works!

  • Kim
    February 16, 2012

    OMG, I simply cannot stop eating these. We’ve had them twice in the past two weeks…used the balsamic on them both times. Crazy, stupid good!

    • February 16, 2012

      Wow! Fantastic. So glad you love it.

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