Every host is always looking for elegant bite size appetizers, or finger foods, that can be served cold or at room temperature. Trust me, there aren’t too many out there that are easy to master, but this is one of them. This 2 ingredient appetizer – Asparagus Prosciutto is a winning recipe. Bite size spears of blanched Asparagus are wrapped with paper thin prosciutto for a crowd pleasing appetizer.
Why I Love Asparagus Prosciutto bites:
- Bite Size
- No cutlery required
- 2 Ingredients
- Salty, Savory, Colorful
But there is a very small down side to making theses, and anyone who often makes bite size finger foods probably knows exactly what I am going to say! Bite size = time.
While these bites of delicious asparagus are simple, you do need to set aside the appropriate amount of time to blanch, slice, dry, and roll. Again, simple (very simple) steps, but appropriate time is required, none the less.
However, they can be made a few hours ahead of time, and they travel well. These mini Asparagus Prosciutto bundles make for a nice hors d’oeuvre to being to a friends house, or to serve to your own guests.
How to buy Asparagus:
Look for asparagus stalks that are firm, able to stand up straight, and with a smooth texture. Avoid stalks that appear limp or wilted. The tips of asparagus should be closed and compact, free from spreading , softness or appear mushy. Asparagus are considered a spring vegetable in the northeast, but readily found year round in most food stores.
Asparagus contains a great deal of healthy minerals and vitamins and very few calories making it a popular choice for many. if you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of Asparagus check out this article by Healthline.
Fun Asparagus Fact:
Asparagus is one of the only perennial vegetables. This means you plant it once and it comes back every year on its own, just like perennial flowers. They require very low maintenance and a great thing to grow in your backyard!