Thursday, September 6, 2012

Open Faced Asparagus Mustard Sandwich



Dinner.  In 15 minutes.  Start to finish.

You like the sound of that, don't you?


I know it sounds too good to be true.  Trust me, I thought so too.  Yet Taste of Home's Fresh and Easy cookbook lived up to its promise.  Fresh.  Easy.  And my favorite... fast.

Really, it is just six simple steps:


So, next time you are feeling like heading to McDonald's for something quick and easy, instead pull out some asparagus.  It's easier, faster, and a whole heck of a lot better for you!  And I can guarantee it tastes better :)


Recipe from Taste of Home: Fresh and Easy
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 3-inch lengths
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound sliced cooked chicken breast
  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • Paprika, optional
DIRECTIONS
  • In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry. In the same pan, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, mustard and salt; heat through.
  • Place chicken on a microwave-safe plate; microwave on high for 30-40 seconds or until warmed.
  • Place two English muffin halves on each plate. Top with chicken, tomatoes, asparagus and sauce. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
    Yield: 4 servings.
 
NUTRITIONAL ANALYSISOne serving (2 topped muffin halves) equals 385 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 645 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.


COST: $8.63   COST PER SERVING (4): $2.16

12 comments:

  1. Can I just have loads of fresh asparagus on an English muffin to go, please? :)

    Beautiful photos, Sweetness!

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  2. Yep! You got me at 15 minutes!! :D lovely pics!!

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  3. oh my god! It really is simple and so fast to make, good one Tiffany!
    i'll remember it the next i'm tempted to go to mcdonald's ahah
    p.s.: try the macaron is that good! and yup i'm also on a hunt to find the recipe ahahah my sis has already bugged me to make them ahah
    good cookings dear;)
    Beijinhos***

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    1. Obrigada, Amiga! I still need to try the macaroons!!!

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  4. Love asparagus! This sounds like a wonderful dish! Glad to have discovered your blog. Love your vibrant photos! Now a new follower. Abby from manilaspoon.com

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    1. Thank you! I am very happy you found me :)

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  5. Hollllllly YUM that looks amazing.
    I am now starving and wanting this in my belly!

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    1. hahaha, yes, Holy Yum is how I felt when I ate it :)

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  6. Your sandwich looks stunning! It looks like it came straight from a magazine photoshoot! (and I'm not saying that to be nice).

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