Cold Asparagus with Prosciutto and Lemon

Cold Asparagus with Prosciutto and Lemon

Lisa K 5

"This cold asparagus dish is tender, tasty and easy to create. The zesty lemon and the salty prosciutto work perfectly together to add wonderful flavor and great presentation to a vegetable that many are cautious to try. I have had people who normally turn their noses up at asparagus thoroughly enjoy this side dish."


25 m servings 83 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.8g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 335 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. When the water is boiling hard, add the asparagus and cook until tender but still crisp, about 4 minutes. Quickly drain the asparagus and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and maintain the bright green color. Drain again and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Separate the asparagus into 5 small bundles and wrap each one with a slice of prosciutto. Sprinkle each bundle with lemon zest and lemon juice.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I know I'm the person who shared the recipe, but I wanted to share a few more things with you. First of all, if you like lemon, use more of the juice and zest. I know I usually do. Finally, if y...

This is great! I did make a few minor changes, I wrapped only 1 or 2 pieces of asparagus not 5 (we really like prosciutto) and I put the lemon on the asparagus before I wrapped them (more lemo...

The simplicity of this recipe drew me to it, but the popularity of it to my Thanksgiving guest will bring me back. The lemon juice squeezed on top is the key to the flavor. I served it with so...

Lisa is one of my best friends, and a great cook, so I knew I had to try these. I'm glad I did. These are awesome! My asparagus were pretty thin, so I only boiled them for about 3 minutes and...

Really delightful brunch recipe. Simple, bright, and elegant

I wasn't sure about the cold asparagus but, I will have to say that this recipe is wonderful. I fixed this dish without any changes as a side dish for Easter dinner and everyone loved it. So e...

Not a favorite in our house, at all. Based on the rave reviews, I thought I'd serve this at Easter dinner, as a side to go with our lamb. Although the presentation was nice and everyone liked ...

This is a perfect refreshing vegetable dish. Balanced just right between sweet, salty and citrus.

I needed to bring an appetizer to a holiday party. I needed something that was simple and could be made ahead of time without last minute cooking. Also wanted something gluten free and dairy fre...