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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish 20 mins
Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Ingredients
  • 24  asparagus spears (1 to 1-1/4 pounds), trimmed to 6-inch lengths
  • 24  thin slices provolone cheese (12 to 14 ounces)
  • 12  very thin slices  prosciutto (8 to 10 ounces), halved lengthwise
  •  Cracked black pepper
  • 1 - 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1 - 2  tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
Directions

1. Place a steamer basket in a large skillet. Add enough water to come just below bottom of basket. Bring to boiling. Place asparagus in basket. Reduce heat to medium-low. Steam, covered, for 4 minutes. Remove asparagus from basket; immerse in ice water to cool quickly. Drain asparagus; pat dry with paper towels.

2. Wrap a slice of cheese and a half-slice of prosciutto around each asparagus spear. Arrange wrapped asparagus on a serving plate. If desired, cover and chill for up to 24 hours.

3. Before serving, sprinkle with cracked pepper. Drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 268,
  • Fat, total (g) 20,
  • chol. (mg) 29,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 4,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 19,
  • sodium (mg) 876,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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