Roasted asparagus wrapped in Parma ham

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 10 minutes to make, 12 minutes to cook
  • Easy
Make the most of seasonal asparagus in this easy side dish recipe.

Nutritional info per serving

  • Calories107kcals
  • Fat7.7g (1.6g saturated)
  • Protein8g
  • Carbohydrates1.4g (1.1g sugar)
  • Salt0.1g

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  • 2 bunches of asparagus (about 24 spears), woody ends removed
  • Small handful fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Grated zest of ½ lemon
  • 8 slices Parma ham


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Cook the asparagus spears in salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain, refresh in cold water, then drain again. Set aside.
  2. Using a pestle and mortar, crush the mint with the olive oil and lemon zest. Add to the asparagus and stir gently to coat.
  3. Make bundles of 3 spears and wrap each in a Parma ham slice. Place in a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes until the ham is crisp.
  • If using a barbecue, place the asparagus bundles in a barbecue sandwich rack and cook until tender, turning halfway through.

From July 2010

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