Monday, October 26, 2009

Prosciutto-Wrapped Greens



This is a great appetizer! So easy and so good, these pretty bundles can be assembled in minutes.


Prosciutto-Wrapped Greens
Serves 8
(Recipe from fine cooking)

3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 lb. mesclun or arugula, washed and spun dry
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2Tbs. freshly grated ground black pepper
2 Tbs. freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
12 thin slices proscuitto

In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and mustard. Put the mesclun or argula in a medium bowl and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. add the Parmigiano to the greens and gently toss with just enough of the vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly. Taste for salt and pepper.
Set a slice of prosciutto on a work surface and put a small handful of greens at the narrow end of the meat. Squeeze the greens together and roll the proscuitto into a tight log. Cut the log into 2-inch pieces on the diagonal (two or three pieces, depending on the width of the proscuitto). Repeat with the remaining proscuitto and greens and serve.

Enjoy!


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65 comments:

Nat said...

Such an easy, pretty and wholesome appetizer for the upcoming holidays...

Dajana said...

Beautiful appetizer. Love prosciutto and arugula together.

Palidor said...

Oh how lovely and delicious! Using prosciutto is a great idea. I usually use bacon, but the wider pieces of prosciutto would make things a lot easier!

Jhonny walker said...

Prosciutto...I have been meaning to give these a try by wrapping them around stuffed chicken. But this one looks even better and easier to make too. Fabulous. Now I have something to try my hands on :)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh yummy and easy to make great pic

La Table De Nana said...

We love prosciutto..This is lovely~WE also really like arugula w/ these combinations..

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks like a great appetizer! I love the spicy flavors of arugula and dijon mustard, it pairs well with prosciutto!

Heather said...

i LOVE proscuitto! this looks amazing!

NMOS said...

Another good appetizer you can make with proscuitto is wrapped around melon (like cantaloupe).

Lucia from Madison said...

I love proscuitto. It looks great.

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds like a terrific appetizer! I love the combo of arugula & prosciutto!

Linda said...

This is a beautiful platter...I have never thought of putting the arugula and proscuitto together. This is a definite keeper for me to use over the holidays!

A Year on the Grill said...

prosciutto is amazing... so many things you can wrap... These look terrific

Ashley said...

These are gorgeous! Looks like a really elegant recipe!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

This looks like something I could potentially attempt. Thanks. :-)

The Absence of Alternatives said...

But I am just wondering: do you by any chance know any easy recipe for preparing collard greens? I once had a simple dish that was just spicy greens and I couldn't get it out of my mind...

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

What a creative appetizer! I am always looking for new appie recipes, so thank-you!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Beautiful, Easy & Delicious! Perfect!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you will give the "Green Tomato Cake" a try. It is even better the second day....I almost have to throw it away so I will stop eating it all...lol

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Katy ~ said...

Beautiful presentation! And what a different and delicious appetizer. Thank you so much for sharing this. I would love to make this for my next party!

Luigi said...

As usual, the simple things are undoubtedly the most delicious. Will definitely give those a try, a nice start to a meal, or a light lunch.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This is a nice alternative to proscuitto wrapped asparagus! :D

Joanne said...

This is so aesthetically pleasing and makes for a great presentation.

Cathy said...

Yum! So easy...they look delicious! I do something similar with salami, goat cheese, arugula and balsamic vinegar.

stephchows said...

ooo that is the perfect appetizer for when you don't have a ton of time to bake anything! It looks delicious! And I bet it's extra good paired with that cheese next to it, yum!

amandalouden said...

oh yum. My favorite things all wrapped up.

TKW said...

Now this is an appetizer I can heartily approve of! Anything wrapped in salty pork is a winner in my book!

teresa said...

so fresh and pretty! what a great party food!

theycallmejane said...

I'm going to have to echo everyone else here - so pretty! And perfect for the holidays! Can't wait to try it!

Claudia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love this (and the fact that my arugula returned - now that's a mystery!). So will try - it is so pretty! (And delicious)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Gimme enough time and enough wine to go with.. and I could eat up that whole plate!

Cucinista said...

Ooh, yum! Would it be bad to eat all of these by myself for lunch?

Meals by Misty said...

Yummy Yummy Yummy, I want this in my tummy!

Donna-FFW said...

Bet the combination of these 2 items is just delicious!! Great pairing.

Anncoo said...

Sounds great and lovely pics!

Tootsie said...

this sounds simple and very tasty!

Debbie said...

This look like a wonderful appetizer...just delicious...thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

Lori said...

This looks so yummy!!! I'm following you now!! Everything looks so good! It's only 7am my time, but I want all of it! Your dishes are so pretty!!!

Thanks for stopping by! come by anytime!!!

Heather said...

Velva- you are an amazing cook! I wish I enjoyed cooking more but I must say perusing your site has added a little intrigue into it for me. Those pinwheel steaks were beautiful! Now I am starving!
Heather

Ravenous Couple said...

love the pairing of the prosciutto with those greens! thanks for visiting our blog and commenting!

Lou Cinda said...

Oh my goodness!! I am on a diet and then come over here and oooooooooh this looks fabulous!!!!
I'm sure it's low fat!!

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your encouragment! Girl, I'm gonna need it!!

Love your blog! I'm following!

Lou Cinda :)

My Little Space said...

Hi Velva, thank you so much for stopping by my blog earlier and nice to meet you. You have a very very delicious blog...Ooo.. Seems like everything are making me drooling & drooling... And salivating right now! he he... Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love prosciutto and I bet it is great with the peppery arugula - delicious!!

Mimi said...

What a great way to get Boy Mimi, the meat eater, to eat salad.
Mimi

Lisa said...

I think you could wrap anything in prosciutto and it would be good! I wrapped peaches recently and they were great. This sounds fantastic too.

Ashley Lauren said...

Gorgeous dish!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) It's always great to find another Gator fan in the blog world, especially one in Tally! Have a great day!

buffalodick said...

Nicely done! I want some!

Angie's Recipes said...

Prosciutto wraps make a perfect buffet appetizers. I love them with honey dew melon.

Robin Sue said...

Velva these last two posts have the best appetizer ideas. Coming into the holiday season I am always looking for something new to make. Thanks!

peanutbutterbliss said...

my grandma makes these every christmas and I can never get enough of them :D

Jane said...

THis looks delicious! and it's so easy!!!

Nice to meet you...thank you for stopping by my blog. I always love meeting new and interesting people. Hope to see you again, soon. (I'll be visiting for more good recipes.)
Jane (artfully graced)

lululu said...

i love prosciutto and arugula! i also love how simple it is to come up with such elegant tapa!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Thanks....Excellent and quick idea for pre-dinner drinks!

Mari said...

those look really good!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and watching my video blog =). I am new to the video blogging and really like it lol

Erica said...

That looks beautiful, Velva!Simple and delicious idea.

Hungry Dog said...

Yummy! Of course, I will eat prosciutto wrapped around anything... :)

Barbara said...

These look wonderful, Velva. The colors are lovely and I do love arugula with prosciutto. Of course, the dressing sets it off perfectly.

Lynda said...

These look so fresh and delicious....can't get much easier than this! You have lots of great recipes here!

Laura in Paris said...

Delicious - and I am not the only who thinks so!

the ungourmet said...

I want to come to your house for appetizers! These look so terrific!

3 hungry tummies said...

asparagus is in season here now, i might get some to do the same!!

Pierce said...

My my...yummy, tasty and easy. That's a classy looking dish there. Nice one Velva!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

OK....Just stop would ya?

I am lying in bed...perfectly ready to go to sleep...and I have a need to whip out to the local 24 hour grocery and get procuitto.

Stop me.

Do a post about liver...or steak and kidney pie. That should work!

Rylan said...

Not only that this looks easy to do, it looks super delish and fabulous. Gotta try this one soon. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

I've done that with asparagus but not greens. I like that idea. I bet these are tasty bites.

Sweet and Savory said...

I have enough turkey slices for two or three meals. One of them can be this and I would be happy.

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