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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus


Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto in a baking dish.

The Benefits

Asparagus: This tall spring vegetable is filled with nutrition that may help aid in weight loss, promote digestion and lower blood pressure.

Vitamin A, B & C – Calcium – Copper – Iron – Potassium – Phosphorus


Prosciutto: This traditionally thinly sliced and uncooked ham may help lower cholesterol, boost heart health and reduce inflammation.

Vitamin B – Oleic Acid – Phosphorus – Potassium – Zinc


Goat Cheese: This amazing alternative to cow's milk is easier to digest and may help promote healthy bones and control hunger.

Copper – Calcium – Riboflavin – Phosphorus – Probiotics


Dijon Mustard: This traditional french mustard made of the brown mustard seed may help fight psoriasis, regulate blood sugar, fights cancerous cells and reduces risk of infections.

Calcium – Iron – Magnesium – Potassium


Honey: This antioxidant-rich golden nectar may help improve heart health and ward off environmental allergies with its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

Vitamins A, C, D, E – Thiamine – Riboflavin – Niacin



The Recipe

Ingredients

1 bunch of green asparagus

8-12 slices prosciutto

8 oz goat cheese

dijon mustard

pepper

honey

red pepper flakes, optional


Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 450F and grease a baking sheet.

2) Prepare the wrapped asparagus: Lay out a slice of prosciutto on a plate or cutting board, spread a bit of goat cheese directly on the prosciutto. Add a small dollop(1 tsp) of dijon mustard over top of the goat cheese. Sprinkle some pepper. Depending on the size of your asparagus, place between one to four spears and spiral the prosciutto around the asparagus, wrapping it fairly tight.

3) Bake a masterpiece: Place prepared wrapped asparagus on baking sheet. Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes and until the prosciutto is crispy.

4) Garnish and enjoy! Drizzle maple syrup over the warm prosciutto wrapped asparagus and if you like heat, add some red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick.


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