Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Asparagus and Goat Cheese

I was invited to a ladies' night pool party last night. This group of friends plays tennis together on Tuesdays during the summer months. It was so fun to get together for drinks, hor d'oeuvres and dessert. I chose to take one of my favorite summer appetizers: Asparagus and goat cheese phyllo cups. I shared this simple creation of mine with one of my foodie friends, Terra Reisinger Baltosiewich of Cafe Terra Blog and though I'm sure she put her own fabulous touch on it, reported that she liked it! So today, I'm sharing it with you as well!
I'm not a cook (by any means), but I like to create in the kitchen now and again. Since I'm not a cook (by any means) my recipes are very simple and have few ingredients. For this recipe you'll need...

1 bunch of fresh asparagus, rinsed and bottoms trimmed
drizzles of Olive Oil
spicy garlic
Sea salt to taste
small "log" of goat cheese
2 packages of phyllo cups (total of 30)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Drizzle cleaned/dried asparagus with olive oil and coat well.
Sprinkle spicy garlic and salt then grill on medium until the asparagus is bright green and warmed. Do not over grill. You want the asparagus to have a nice crunch left to it. I turned the vegetables twice during the 12 minute grilling. While these are cooking, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set up your phyllo cups.

Once cooked, cut the asparagus into half to one inch pieces and place in the phyllo cups. Top with a piece of fresh goat cheese and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the goat cheese starts to brown.

Plate and serve hot or at room temperature. Since I was taking these to a party, they were room temperature and still very yummy!
Let me know if you decide to try this easy recipe! I hope you're enjoying your Summer!


  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I'll have to try this!

  2. Yeah, make more and ship 'em out! Pronto!

  3. I love this! It's simple and looks delicious! Cause honestly, who wants to be making tarts from scratch? NOT this baker, I got better things to do (like take naps!) ;) Thanks for sharing dear...

  4. I love simple dishes and these look delicious! Wish I could find a good gluten-free phyllo sub...I'd probably serve this on little gluten-free toasts. You can never go wrong with roasted asparagus and goat cheese!