Asparagus smoked salmon appetizers

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Asparagus smoked salmon appetizers Asparagus smoked salmon appetizersIt’s asparagus time! I am personally in love with this vegetable. I find its taste very delicate, but at the same time unique. It’s very versatile and can be used in endless ways! And, on top of that, it’s esthetically very beautiful!

DSC_0076So, as usual, also this time I was thinking about a new recipe. I knew I wanted a fresh and light flavor. In the end, I chose to create an appetizer. Main ingredients of this recipe are asparagus, of course, basil, that gives a vernal feeling to the dish and smoked salmon, that I find perfect together with asparagus.

Asparagus smoked salmon apetizersFollowing this recipe on GialloZafferano, I prepared for the first time in my life crackers and I have to say that the result was quite satisfying both for me and Klaus!

Asparagus smoked salmon apetizersAsparagus smoked salmon apetizers

Asparagus smoked salmon appetizers

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 10 min

Total time: 30 min


Serves: 4 people


For the asparagus spread:Asparagus smoked salmon apetizers

  • 200 g green asparagus
  • 100 g quark (or ricotta)
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 10 leaves of basil
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • Pink hymalaian salt
  • Pepper

Other ingredients:

  • Smoked salmon
  • Crakers


  • Boil the asparagus in water, completely under water, for 10 min, until they get soft enough so that a fork could easily pass through them
  • Take the asparagus from the water and let them cool
  • Cut the tips of the asparagus. We will use them later as a decoration.
  • Blend the rest of the asparagus with the basil leaves.
  • Mix the cream cheese, the quark, the blended asparagus and basil together.
  • Add pepper, salt and oil
  • Store in refrigerator
  • Sprinkle the smoked salmon with some lemon juice
  • Put pieces of salmon of the top of your crackers
  • Add the asparagus spread
  • Decorate with the asparagus tips (you could also decide to cut them in half by their length so that they’ll be more) and fresh basil leaves


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