Take 5 ingredients and turn out an eye-catching appetizer featuring ham and tender asparagus.
fresh asparagus spears (about 1 lb)
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
tablespoon Dijon mustard
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
slices (1/16 inch thick) cooked ham (from deli; about 10 oz)
Fill 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish half full with water and ice; set aside.
In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 inch water to boiling over high heat. Snap or cut off tough ends of asparagus spears. Add asparagus to boiling water; cook uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove asparagus from skillet; place in baking dish with ice water. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until chilled. Drain; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard and thyme.
Spread about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture over each ham slice to within 1 inch of edges. Cut each ham slice in half lengthwise. Roll 1 ham strip tightly around each asparagus spear. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
These appetizers can be prepared a day ahead. Refrigerate them tightly covered.
Prosciutto can be substituted for the ham.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.