Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
This Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is a quick and easy appetizer, and a favorite of so many. The fresh flavor of the asparagus and the rich prosciutto blend very well, and this meal is a great choice for those who have a tough time with veggies. Nothing like a decorative meat wrap to spice up a vegetable!
There are many misconceptions about what is healthy, and prosciutto seems to be a toss-up. However, I do think there is a place for higher fat meats from time to time. I love to provide transitional recipes like this one for those who have a palette for heavier meats. This is a great way to introduce a very healthy vegetable into the mix while getting in your protein. Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B3, potassium, choline, vitamin A, zinc, iron, protein, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid.
I love to use olive oil with this dish – it is one of my favorite healthy oils. Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, contains large amounts of antioxidants, and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. I also love recipes that challenge us to think outside of the box. This one is usually an appetizer, but I love it as a main dish, too. It’s a fast meal that’s easy to make and eat yourself, or to bring as a dish to party or gathering. I have also seen parents successfully getting more greens into their child’s diet with this dish. Expand your mind with the versatility of this fun meal!
- 16 asparagus spears, ends snapped off, about 8 oz total
- 4 slices prosciutto, 2 oz total
- olive oil spray
- pinch kosher salt
- black pepper , to taste
- Slice each piece of prosciutto into 4 pieces and wrap each piece around the center of each spear.
- Spritz with olive oil, season the asparagus tips with a pinch of salt and season the rest with black pepper.
- Light the grill over light heat, when hot clean and oil the grates.
- Grill the asparagus 5 to 6 minutes, covered on low turning every few minutes.
Enjoy every tasty bite of this appetizer-turned-main and be sure to share with those you love. They will thank you for it!
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