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Prosciutto and Asparagus Croissant

Sometimes we like to ham it up. This #ToastTuesday, we’re combining a few thin strips of prosciutto with crunchy, baked asparagus and serving it over a blanket of Lifeway Farmer Cheese on a toasted croissant. The Lifeway Farmer Cheese boosts this #recipe by loading it with #protein and #probiotics, so your bones, muscles, and gut are left happy. The soft, mild taste of the tangy Lifeway Farmer Cheese, lightly seasoned and combined with the flavorful prosciutto and earthy veggies, creates a deliciously complex blend that magnificently balances sweet and savory.

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Prep Time: 25 mins Servings: 5-6

Directions

  1. On a baking sheet, toss asparagus and garlic with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Drape prosciutto over asparagus and bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together honey, vinegar, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. Toast the bottom of the croissant, add a layer of Farmer Cheese, bakes asparagus and prosciutto, and top with honey mix.