Glass Appetizer of Grilled Asparagus & Pears

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Present your guests with a beautifully arranged appetizer!

If you are looking for an elegant appetizer in a glass, combine fruit, vegetables, and cheese as a well-presented appetizer with that special touch your guests will love. Preparing it is only a matter of leaving the pears and asparagus on the griddle for a few minutes. The blue cheese gives the entire appetizer an incredible flavor. With just the right amount of cheese, this appetizer will be unforgettably delicious.

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Grilled Asparagus & Pears with Blue Cheese Sauce

Beautiful to look at with fantastic flavors, this appetizer is impressive with its nutritious and clean ingredients.
Yield 6 people
Serving Size
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

  • 2 pears cored and sliced
  • 8 asparagus spears hard ends discarded
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 ounces blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Over low heat, in a small saucepan, melt the butter.
  • When the butter has melted, add the flour and mix until you create a roux.
  • Add the milk slowly, mixing the roux continuously.
  • When the sauce has thickened, add the salt, nutmeg and 2 ounces of the blue cheese. Mix then turn off the fire immediately. If the sauce thickened too much before serving, thin it out by adding more milk.
  • On a griddle, grill the asparagus and the pears.
  • To serve, get a small glass, spoon some blue cheese sauce the add some pears and asparagus. Garnish with the remaining crumbled blue cheese.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Low-Carb, Vegetarian

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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