Asparagus with Melon and Prosciutto with Shaved Parmesan and Fresh Basil Recipe

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Asparagus with Melon and Prosciutto with Shaved Parmesan and Fresh Basil Recipe

How To Make Asparagus with Melon and Prosciutto with Shaved Parmesan and Fresh Basil

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Light salad recipe consisting of fresh asparagus spears and cheeses

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 32 mins


  • 3 lb asparagus spears
  • 1 melon, cantelope, honeydew, watermelon
  • ¼ lb prociutto, cut thin
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 wedge parmesan cheese


  1. Cook asparagus spears al dente in the microwave for 5 minutes with 2 tablespoons of water or chicken stock.

  2. Then toss and cook for 5 to 7 minutes more. Set aside.

  3. Shred or cut prosciutto and cut melon into 1-inch chunks.
  4. Cut asparagus spears into thirds or quarters.
  5. Wrap a bundle of asparagus spears in proscuitto and repeat until all asparagus has been used.
  6. Top with parmesan shavings and sprinkle basil that has been cut in a chiffonade.
  7. Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

Recipe Notes

When cooking the asparagus, the recipe will come out better if you make sure the asparagus is very dry after it is cooked.


  • Calcium: 28mg
  • Calories: 62kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 248mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 66mg
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 871IU
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
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