A fun way to get children to eat asparagus: roasted and paired with hummus and creamy melted havarti cheese.
- ¼ pound asparagus
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- 2 slices of bread
- 3 to 4 tablespoons hummus
- 2 slices Arla Sliced Havarti
- Place rack towards the top of the oven and preheat the broiler. Trim about 1” from the ends of the asparagus then cut eat stalk in half then cut each half lengthwise. Place on a sheet tray and toss with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Roast the asparagus until slightly tender and beginning to char, 1 to 2 minutes. Keep a close eye on the asparagus as it will cook quickly.
- Take two slices of spread and spread on the hummus. Divide the asparagus on top of each piece of bread and finish with a slice of havarti. Return the tray to the oven and cook until the cheese is melted, 45 to 60 seconds.
This will result in a crisp top/sides but still soft piece of bread. If a crisp piece of bread is desired, place rack towards the middle of oven and lightly toast the bread before assembling. Also, instead of roasting the asparagus, you could shave and leave raw before placing the toast under the broiler.