prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is easily the most delicious way to prepare your asparagus! So simple, quick and flavourful, using only a handful of ingredients!

Personally, I love asparagus. Anyway its made, I am there for it! Steamed, fried, grilled. With a squeeze of lemon juice, a sprinkle of parmesan, or just salt and pepper. However you make them, if you put them in front of me, I will eat them and enjoy them.

That is not true for all the members of my family, however. Weirdos. That’s a problem because I want to make them often when they are in season and I get some resistance when I try to do so too often. Hmph.

Enter this delicious recipe. Its kind of hard to say no to prosciutto. Like bacon, its salty goodness is pretty darn irresistible. I was counting on that when I wrapped it around those asparagus spears.

It worked!

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is where it is at, my friends! Super simple, but so good even the pickiest eater will scarf them up! Its also pretty healthy too!

Prosciutto is a dry-cured Italian ham that has a high salt content, but one that is significantly lower than bacon.

Making this side dish is also very easy to do. Its also something you can do with the help of your kiddos which is always a fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen. They are also more likely to eat their vegetables if they have a hand in making them!

To make this side, I start by washing and trimming my asparagus. Then I take a slice of prosciutto and wrap it around the asparagus spear. A drizzle of olive oil over top and a sprinkle of pepper then into the skillet, griddle (or grill) they go! Cook, turning them often, for a few minutes and voila!

Perfection.

If your asparagus spears are super skinny, you can also bundle them in 2’s or 3’s and wrap them in the prosciutto like adorable little parcels.

You may also like these other healthy side dishes:

Sauteed Swiss Chard
Maple Balsamic Glazed Roasted Carrots
Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bundle asparagus, ends trimmed

  • 1 package thinly sliced prosciutto

  • olive oil to drizzle

  • pepper to taste

Directions

  • Lay the asparagus out on a cutting board. Wrap each asparagus spear in a slice of prosciutto. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
  • Brush a skillet or griddle with olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus spears and cook for a couple of minutes, flipping them so that all sides are cooked. Serve.
 

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