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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler. In a large saucepan cook peas in a small amount of boiling water 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer peas to a bowl of ice water to cool quickly. Remove peas from ice water; drain well. Place asparagus in a steamer basket; place basket in saucepan over the boiling water. Cook, covered, 3 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to the ice water to cool; remove and pat dry with paper towels. Cut asparagus into 1/2-inch pieces.

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  • In a food processor combine peas, beans, basil, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, the paprika, and salt. Cover and process until nearly smooth.

  • In a bowl combine asparagus, cheese pieces, the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, the 2 teaspoons oil, and the pepper. In a large nonstick skillet cook prosciutto over medium heat until crisp, stirring frequently.

  • Spread pea mixture on bread slices. Top with asparagus mixture. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until toppings are heated and cheese starts to melt. Top with prosciutto strips. If desired, sprinkle with cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; 10 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 706 mg sodium. 261 mg potassium; 31 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 16 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 1572 IU vitamin a; 14 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 3 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 103 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 175 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

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