Grilled Asparagus Open-Face Sandwich

Grilled Asparagus Open-Face Sandwich
Yield:
24 servings, 1 sandwich (160 g) each

Ingredients

Ingredients Weights Measures
grape tomatoes, cut in half, seeded 3 lb. [1.4 kg] 2-1/4 qt. [2.25 L]
olive oil, divided 2 fl oz [60 g] 1/4 cup [60 mL]
fresh thyme, finely chopped - 2 Tbsp. [30 mL]
garlic, minced 1 oz. [30 g] 2 Tbsp. [30 mL]
salt, divided - 1-1/2 tsp. [7 mL]
black pepper - 1 Tbsp. [15 mL]
fresh asparagus, trimmed 6 lb. [2.7 kg] 6 bunches
Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing - 1 Tbsp. [15 mL]
sourdough bread, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices, toasted or grilled - 24 slices
garlic cloves - 6 each
Kraft Havarti Slices 1 lb. [565 g] 48 each
grape tomatoes, cut in half, seeded 8 oz. [225 g] 1-1/2 cups [375 mL]
olive oil, divided - 2 tsp. [10 mL]
fresh thyme, finely chopped - 1 tsp. [5 mL]
garlic, minced - 1 tsp. [5 mL]
salt, divided - 1/4 tsp. [1 mL]
black pepper - 1/8 tsp. [0.5 mL]
fresh asparagus, trimmed 1 lb. [450 g] 1 bunch
Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing - 1/2 tsp. [2 mL]
sourdough bread, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices, toasted or grilled - 4 slices
garlic cloves - 1 each
Kraft Havarti Slices 4 oz. [115 g] 8 each

Directions

Toss tomatoes with 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) of the oil (or with 1 tsp. [5 mL] of the oil for trial recipe), thyme, garlic, 3/4 tsp. (3 mL) of the salt (or with 1/8 tsp. [0.5 mL] of the salt for trial recipe) and pepper. Spoon into parchment paper-lined sheet pans. Bake in 375ºF-standard oven 30 to 40 min. or until tomatoes shrink but still hold their shape.

Toss asparagus with remaining 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) oil (or with remaining 1 tsp. [5 mL] oil for trial recipe), balsamic vinaigrette and remaining 3/4 tsp. (3 mL) salt (or with remaining 1/8 tsp. [0.5 mL] salt for trial recipe); spread into single layer on bottoms of additional sheet pans. Broil 3 to 5 min. or just until lightly browned.

Rub toast slices with garlic; place in single layer in additional sheet pan. Top with asparagus, tomatoes and cheese. Broil 2 to 3 min. or until cheese is melted.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using other dense breads such as rye, pumpernickel or whole grain.
Shortcut
For a quick alternative, substitute prepared sun-dried tomato pesto for the roasted tomatoes.
Variation
Substitute wilted Swiss chard, braised kale or rapini for the asparagus.

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Nutritional Information
Calories
 270
Total fat
 13 g
Saturated fat
 6 g
Cholesterol
 25 mg
Sodium
 610 mg
Carbohydrate
 29 g
Dietary fibre
 4 g
Sugars
 3 g
Protein
 12 g
Vitamin A
 15 %DV
Vitamin C
 20 %DV
Calcium
 20 %DV
Iron
 15 %DV