Just 3 ingredients, this Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is all flavor magic! It’s quick and easy to make and looks fancy enough to serve at a dinner party as well along with my Tuscan Steak. For even more flavor, try the optional aged balsamic drizzle to take this simple side dish right over the top. It’s naturally gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and so tasty you’ll want to make this all through asparagus season.
1 pound asparagus
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise
1 tablespoon olive oil
Optional reduced or aged balsamic vinegar for drizzling
Preheat the grill over medium until the temperature is a steady 300ºF – 350ºF. Or you can preheat the oven to 400ºF.
While the grill preheats, snap the tough ends off the asparagus.
Wrap the asparagus spears with the strips of prosciutto. If the asparagus is thin, around 1/4″, group together 3 at a time to wrap with 1 strip of prosciutto.
Once you’ve wrapped all the asparagus with prosciutto strips, brush them with the olive oil.
Then lay them crosswise to the grill slats, and lower the heat to medium low. It’s important to keep the temperature between that 300ºF- 350ºF range so that you don’t have any flare ups.
Or you can place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 8-12 minutes or until just tender. The timing will depend on the thickness of the asparagus spears.
If grilling, cook the asparagus for 6-8 minutes or until just tender. As the asparagus cooks turn it 2-3 times to grill all the sides.
Serve immediately with your choice of main dish. This dish is also great at room temperature and can be packed for a picnic as well.
Drizzle with the optional reduced or aged balsamic vinegar for a super tasty variation.
Napa Valley Naturals has a very tasty aged balsamic vinegar that is perfect here.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Grilling
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Roasted Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Balsamic