Prosciutto and Asparagus Cigars with Pesto

Preparation 10 min
Total 20 min
4 Servings

Full of flavour, these Prosciutto and Asparagus Cigars with Pesto are great for entertaining, Wrapped in Dempster's® Original 7'' Tortillas, the savoury cigar-shaped rolls take only minutes to prepare for a tasty snack or appetizer. Serves four.

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  • 4 Dempster’s® Original 7" Tortillas, halved
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto, halved
  • 8 asparagus spears, blanched
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) prepared basil pesto


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place piece of prosciutto on each halved tortilla.
  2. Place asparagus spear on cut side of tortilla and roll up; secure with toothpick, if needed. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush with oil. Repeat to make 8 cigars.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pesto for dipping.

Tip: To blanch asparagus, cook in salted boiling water for 2 or 3 minutes or just until tender-crisp.