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Ham-Asparagus Rolls with Spinach-Raspberry Salad

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Ham-Asparagus Rolls with Spinach-Raspberry Salad
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Spinach and raspberry salad provides a delicious addition to these tasty ham and asparagus rolls - perfect for dinner that’s ready in 25 minutes.

Ingredients

16
fresh asparagus spears
1/3
cup gourmet spreadable cheese with garlic and herbs (from 4 to 6.5-oz. container)
8
(1/8-inch thick) slices Virginia or Smithfield ham
4
cups baby spinach leaves
1
cup fresh raspberries
1/4
cup purchased raspberry salad dressing

Directions

  • 1 Heat grill for indirect cooking as recommended by manufacturer. Break bottom inch off asparagus spears. Place 2 inches of water in large skillet; bring to a boil. Add asparagus; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until bright green. With pancake turner, remove asparagus from skillet; place in shallow pan of ice water. Remove asparagus from water; drain on paper towels.
  • 2 Spread cheese spread over each ham slice. Place 2 asparagus spears on each slice; roll ham around asparagus. Place two 10 to 12-inch metal skewers horizontally through 4 ham rolls.
  • 3 When ready to grill, reduce heated side of grill to medium. Place ham rolls on unheated side of grill. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until ham is lightly browned, turning once.
  • 4 On each individual serving plate, arrange spinach, raspberries and 2 ham rolls. Drizzle each salad with salad dressing.
Tips  

To broil ham rolls, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning once.

Smithfield ham is a dark, lean country-cured ham that's rich, savory and dry. Originally, pigs for Smithfield ham were fed only acorns, hickory nuts and peanuts. Now, they are grain-fed. Only hams cured and aged in Smithfield, Virginia can carry this name. The ham is dry-cured, seasoned, hickory-smoked and finally aged from 6 months to 2 years.

Prosciutto is the Italian word for ham. This luxurious ham is not smoked, but it is seasoned, salt-cured, air-dried and pressed until it is dense and full-flavored. Try prosciutto for these rolls, but watch it closely because prosciutto cooks more quickly than does Virginia ham.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
(
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
)
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
830mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
13g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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