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This gourmet-flavoured cigar takes only minutes to prepare and is perfect for a snack or as an appetizer.

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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


Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place piece of prosciutto on each halved tortilla.

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.

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.

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