Griddled asparagus and parma ham is the perfect salad type recipe for when you’ve not got a lot of time to prepare or cook your food. The whole dish takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare and cook, and even less time to eat! You’ll scoff this one down.. salads never tasted so good…
Griddled Asparagus and Parma Ham
Asparagus is very much one of those vegetables that people either love, or hate. Of course, me being the veggie lover than I am, I LOVE it!
Why do I love it though? It’s not just the taste which is nutty and crunchy, it’s also a vegetable that’s extremely good for you. Asparagus is really high in vitamin K which is an essential vitamin. Vitamin K helps keep your bones healthy and also helps your blood to clot, meaning it’s a vitamin you really should be working into your diet for optimum health. Asparagus is also really high in folate (or folic acid) and copper (one of those anti-aging minerals!)
Griddled asparagus and parma ham is a fantastic dish for when you just don’t have much time to cook. It will take you no more than 15 minutes or so to prepare and cook, so there’s really no excuse to grab something quick to go!
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- Bunch asparagus
- 3 strips parma ham
- 1/4 lemon
- fresh parmesan cheese
- homemade hollandaise sauce
In a griddle pan, heat a little oil and add your asparagus. Make sure you’ve trimmed the ends of the asparagus before you cook it – they don’t taste very nice!
Griddle your asparagus until it’s golden and slightly charred. This should take around 5-10 minutes on a medium heat hob. Before you finish, squeeze the lemon juice over the asparagus and allow it to infuse.
Place your asparagus on a plate. Lay the parma ham on top. Grate your parmesan cheese over the top and top the whole lot with a nice glug of homemade hollandaise sauce (click here to get the recipe!)… finish with a drizzle with olive oil.
And THAT, is how you make the perfect griddled asparagus dish!