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Asparagus Cheese Bundles

 Asparagus Cheese Bundles
Here's an interesting side dish that'll have folks asking for seconds. It's the perfect vegetable for Easter dinner.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warrmed
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus and
  • carrots. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes; drain.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg and bail; stir in feta
  • cheese.
  • Place a mound of vegetables in the center of each tortilla. Top with
  • 2 rounded tablespoonfuls of cheese mixture. Fold ends and sides over
  • filling and roll up.
  • Place seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with milk;
  • sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 425° for 10-14 minutes until
  • heated through and golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 288 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 417 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.