Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

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Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Roasted asparagus wrapped in prosciutto is a delicious and elegant appetiser or side dish suitable for any occasion. Asparagus is a nutrient-dense vegetable that is low in calories and high in fibre, and prosciutto is a flavorful and salty Italian ham that complements the earthy flavour of asparagus perfectly.

This is another of our very favorite recipes, and we are delighted because it utilizes one of Tuscany’s greatest products. This is simple and delicious and it makes a wonderful first course.

Buon Appetito!


  1. One bunch of fresh asparagus, woody stalks removed
  2. 1/4 cup Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. 2 medium cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  4. Juice of one half lemon
  5. Salt
  6. Freshly ground pepper
  7. 1/4 pound Tuscan prosciutto, sliced thin

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat a large, heavy cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with olive oil. Spread the asparagus across the cookie sheet, and liberally sprinkle with the garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper and the rest of the olive oil. Roast for 10 or 15 minutes, until just browning, and shake the pan once or twice to be sure the stalks are even cooked and coated. Cool and place on paper towels to drain the excess oil.

Slice each prosciutto slice once, vertically, into two even halves. When the asparagus is cooled and drained, wrap a prosciutto slice around each stalk. You can use toothpicks to secure them, if necessary, or just arrange artfully on the plate. These are perfect finger food, or wonderful with crusty bread. This recipe is easy to expand for a crowd.

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