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Asparagus Three Ways

When I create appetizers, I'm a big believer in the less is more principle. I like to find a hero ingredient and go from there. This year I'm embracing asparagus. It's colorful, festive, and delicious... and easy!

Cheesy Asparagus Roll-Ups

24 pieces fresh asparagus, ends trimmed

1 loaf white bread

2 8 ounce pkgs cream cheese, softened

1 8 ounce pkg feta cheese, crumbled

3 cloves garlic, minced

Zest of one lemon

1 stick of salted butter, melted


  • Blanch asparagus in boiling water for about 5 minutes, then immediately transfer to an ice water bath. Drain asparagus when cooled.

  • Trim crust from bread. Roll each bread slice flat with rolling pin.

  • Mix all of the remaining ingredients except the butter.

  • Spread about a Tblsp of cheese spread on each bread slice and roll up 1-2 pieces of asparagus inside each slice.

  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet, cut side down, and brush the butter on the tops of each roll.

  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Salmon Wrapped Asparagus with Horseradish Cream

2 cups pan roasted asparagus

8 ounces lox or smoked salmon, sliced

1 cup sour cream

1/3 cup prepared horseradish


  • Coat cleaned and trimmed asparagus with oil and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Broil till bright green and crispy.

  • Combine the remaining ingredients.

  • Wrap each sprig of asparagus with a slice of salmon and serve with a dollop of Horseradish cream.

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

12 pieces fresh asparagus, ends trimmed

6 slices prosciutto, sliced in half the long way

Fresh cracked pepper to taste

Avocado oil spray


  • Wrap each asparagus spear in a slice of prosciutto.

  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet and sprinkle with pepper.

  • Spray each spear with a bit of avocado oil.

  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until crispy.

Items available at The Pot Rack to assist in the making of this dish:

Ironwood Acacia French Rolling Pin

PL8 Citrus Zester

EVO Gourmet Oil Spray Bottle

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