Mini Peppers Filled with Goat Cheese and Asparagus

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Mini Peppers Filled with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Recipe
For easy entertaining, set out this elegant, quick appetizer created by Sunset reader Priti Malhotra of Los Gatos, California. Serve it with a crisp wine like Sauvignon Blanc.
Serves 8 (serving size: 2 pieces)

Ingredients

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8 sweet mini peppers or gypsy peppers, stemmed, cut in half lengthwise, and seeded
8 ounces asparagus spears, ends trimmed, chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Pinch red chile flakes
1/2 cup fresh goat cheese

Preparation

Total: 25 Minutes

1. Preheat broiler with rack set in top third of oven.

2. Toss peppers and asparagus in 1 tbsp. oil and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning often, until starting to soften and brown slightly, 6 minutes.

3. Whirl garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, chile flakes, and goat cheese in a food processor until just combined.

4. Spoon about 1 tbsp. cheese mixture into each pepper half and top with asparagus. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp. oil.

Created date

April 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 100
Caloriesfromfat 71 %
Protein 4.1 g
Fat 7.9 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Carbohydrate 4.1 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Sodium 168 mg
Cholesterol 11 mg