Asparagus with Roasted Garlic and Ham Recipe

Asparagus with Roasted Garlic and Ham

  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • Ready In: 25 mins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins

The combination of asparagus and roasted garlic blends well with ham.   This is a quick and easy recipe which uses fresh asparagus.  We can feel good about occasionally treating ourselves  by using smoked meat as a flavoring instead of a main ingredient.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 482
  • Fat: 30g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Sodium: 475mg
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 19g
  • Sugar: 15g


  1. 3 dozen asparagus stalks, scales and woody ends trimmed
    1/4 pound pine nuts
    8 ounces ham, coarsely chopped
    1 head of garlic, roasted, pulp extracted and reserved
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1/2 cup olive oil
    Salt and pepper


    1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
    2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a simmer.
    3. Blanch the asparagus for 3 to 5 minutes until crisp-tender.
    4. Transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain and set aside.
    5. In a small pan, heat the pine nuts until lightly toasted.
    6. Add the ham and toss until the ham is warmed through.
    7. Place the asparagus on a serving platter and sprinkle with the ham and nut mixture.
    8. In a mixing bowl cream together the garlic pulp and lemon juice. Slowly add the olive oil, stirring until well mixed. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
    9. Drizzle the dressing over the asparagus and serve.

Monique Jamet Hooker is the author of Cooking with the Seasons: A Year in My Kitchen . Born and raised in Brittany, France, she developed an interest in cooking at a young age. She trained extensively in France and started her own cooking school Monique's French Cuisine.

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