Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Citrus Dip
Ericka McConnell
YieldsMakes 18 hors d'oeuvres
You can make these hors d'oeuvres even simpler: Without their scallion ties or lemon zest, the asparagus and prosciutto still taste terrific. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes. Notes: You can substitute chives for the green onions if desired. To make lemon-zest strips, use a vegetable peeler to shave off the lemon's thin outer peel, then cut this zest into strips.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Rinse asparagus; snap off tough stem ends. Bring a 4- to 6-quart pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes; rinse under cold water until cool.

Step 2
2

Wrap a strip of prosciutto around each spear 3 to 4 inches from top. Tie green onion strips around prosciutto and tuck a strip of lemon zest underneath the green onion. Arrange spears on a platter.

Step 3
3

In a bowl, mix together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, grated zests, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with asparagus as a dipping sauce.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 18 asparagus spears
 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut crosswise into 2-inch-wide strips (18 total)
 18 green onion tops, trimmed to 6-inch lengths (split lengthwise if wide)
 18 thin strips lemon zest (see notes)
 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
 3/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Step 1
1

Rinse asparagus; snap off tough stem ends. Bring a 4- to 6-quart pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes; rinse under cold water until cool.

Step 2
2

Wrap a strip of prosciutto around each spear 3 to 4 inches from top. Tie green onion strips around prosciutto and tuck a strip of lemon zest underneath the green onion. Arrange spears on a platter.

Step 3
3

In a bowl, mix together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, grated zests, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with asparagus as a dipping sauce.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Citrus Dip