Asparagus Roll-ups


Total: 40 minutes
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

I love bean dips and asparagus and wanted a healthy alternative to similar recipes that use cream cheese for filling. The result was this easy and beautiful appetizer.

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the beans, mustard, lemon juice, liquid smoke, nutritional yeast flakes, garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon of the smoked paprika in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  3. Cut off the crusts from the bread and flatten each piece with a rolling pin until very thin.
  4. Trim the tough ends of each asparagus spear so they measure 1 to 2 inches longer than the flattened bread.
  5. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the bean mixture onto a flattened slice of bread. If this seems too thick to roll, you may need to use less. Place two asparagus spears along the edge of the bread and roll it up. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  6. Place the rolls, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with the remaining ½ teaspoon smoked paprika. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the bread becomes crispy and slightly golden around the edges. Serve warm.

Tips

  • You can choose any type of bread for this recipe as long as it’s soft enough to roll out very flat.

Kim Campbell is the author of The Plantpure Kitchen: 130 Mouthwatering Whole Food recipes and tips for a plant-based life, published in 2017. This inspirational book is packed with attractive food photos taken by her daughter Whitney. She happens to be the daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, considered by many as the “science father” of the rapidly grow­ing plant-based nutrition movement. She works with her husband, Nelson, in a health and wellness business promoting a whole-food, plant-based diet. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell Univer­sity in Human Service Studies, with a minor in Nutrition and Child Development.
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