Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Want an easy side dish that looks gourmet but is really foolproof? Good, cause that's what you're getting tonight. I love salty pork parts, and have gone into great detail about my love for bacon. I may love prosciutto even more! Its like the cuter, skinnier older sister to bacon. It's also more expensive, but worth the splurge when you feel like gettin' a little fancy.

Here's what you need:
  • large bunch of fresh asparagus
  • package of all natural prosciutto
  • oil of your choice (olive or avocado works great, do not recommend coconut for this recipe)
  • balsamic vinegar
  •  Preheat oven to 350 F
    Cut the ends off the asparagus, wash, and dry with paper towel.
     Cut the prosciutto lengthwise into three equal strips. Place the asparagus on a cookie sheet and toss with a little bit of avocado or olive oil. I didn't measure this out but it was around a tablespoon. Carefully wrap the prosciutto strip around the asparagus and arrange on the cookie sheet.
    Roast in the oven for abut 20 minutes, carefully flipping the asparagus about halfway through. Keep a close eye on it so the prosciutto does not burn.
     Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. If you like, lightly drizzle with balsamic vinegar. (as you can see in the photo, we couldn't wait long enough to even get a proper photo before devouring)


  1. This looks amazing! Just found your blog via Breakfast for Toast! I am also a lover of crossfit and have been obsessed - but lately nervous about getting "football quarterback big". Does Paleo help with keeping the muscles lean?

    1. Hi Sheila! Sorry I didn't see your comment before. (4 months later, doh!) I would not worry about getting bigger with crossfit. I lost 25 lbs and went from a size 8 to a 2 doing crossfit and paleo! good luck!