Ham and Asparagus Rolls

Take 5 ingredients and turn out an eye-catching appetizer featuring ham and tender asparagus.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

12
fresh asparagus spears (about 1 lb)
1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
6
slices (1/16 inch thick) cooked ham (from deli; about 10 oz)
  • 1 Fill 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish half full with water and ice; set aside.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard and thyme.
  • 4 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.

Expert Tips

These appetizers can be prepared a day ahead. Refrigerate them tightly covered.

Prosciutto can be substituted for the ham.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
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;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.