Asparagus Rolls

Asparagus Rolls Recipe | How to make asparagus roll ups

Try our original Asparagus Rolls recipe as an appetiser next time you entertain.
This page not only covers the classic asparagus roll ups with simple variations but even go as far as covering asparagus tempura rolls and asparagus ham rolls.

Learn how to prepare these guilt-free asparagus rolls with mayo right from the 1960’s or bring them into the 21st century.

Our Asparagus Rolls are delicious, easy to make and will please a crowd. This recipe can also be vegetarian diet friendly.

Asparagus Rolls Recipe | How to make asparagus roll ups
Yield: Yield: 10 Serves

Asparagus Roll Ups

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These asparagus roll ups are great for morning and afternoon teas, a snack, as an appetiser or a light lunch.
This asparagus rolls recipe has only 3 simple ingredients and adds a bit of vibrant green to the platter.

They are a favourite on our finger food catering menu.

Ingredients

  • 370 grams fresh Asparagus Spears
  • 10 slices wholemeal sandwich bread
  • 50 grams mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. If using fresh asparagus - Blanch the asparagus until it starts to soften, then cool.
    If using tinned asparagus - Drain extremely well, do not blanch.
  2. Remove the crusts from the bread then using a rolling pin lightly roll each slice to make it thinner.
  3. Spread a thin amount of mayonnaise evenly over each slice of bread.
  4. Lay an asparagus spear across each slice diagonally and roll bread from corner to corner.
  5. Place on a plate and seal with plastic wrap then chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

Notes

  1. The more fresh the bread is the better.
    Same goes for the asparagus.
  2. Before serving unwrap and arrange the pieces on a serving dish.

Asparagus Rolls Serving Suggestions

  1. They make a unique finger food.
  2. These make a fantastic side dish at your next Barbecue.
  3. You can make a lovely lunch served with soup.

Asparagus Roll Ups Recipe Variations

Toasted Asparagus Rolls


Cut roll-ups in half and place seam side down on a greased baking sheet.
Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 200℃/400°F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Asparagus Rolls with Cream-Cheese


Use cream-cheese instead of mayo.
Maybe blend a bit of salt and cracked pepper through it.

Asparagus Roll Ups with Blue Cheese


Mix 2 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese through the mayo.
Maybe add 2 tsp chopped fresh chives through it as well.

Asparagus Roll Ups with Prosciutto


Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each asparagus spear.
Cut roll-ups in half and place seam side down on a greased baking sheet.
Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 200℃/400°F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Asparagus Roll Ups with White Bread


Use white bread or a small tortilla wrap as an alternative to wholemeal bread.

Asparagus Tempura Roll


If you love asparagus, you will definitely love these asparagus sushi tempura rolls.
This asparagus tempura recipe is worth it!

Asparagus tempura roll ingredients


To create asparagus tempura rolls you will need;

  • 1½ cups (375 ml) cooked sushi rice
  • 2 sheets seaweed nori
  • 12 sticks Asparagus Spears
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) store-bought fried tempura
  • 6 thin slices avocado
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) black or white sesame seeds

Asparagus tempura roll instructions

  1. Blanch your asparagus spears, then cut into 2-cm (¾-inch) lengths.
    Set aside.
  2. Cut a 2-cm (¾-inch) strip off the largest side of the seaweed sheet to shorten it slightly.
  3. On each sheet, spread about 125 ml (½ cup) of rice on the matte side of the nori, up to 2-cm (¾-inch) from one edge of the narrow side, working with moistened fingers.
    Lightly moisten countertop.Flip sheets, rice side down.
  4. For the first roll, spread julienned cucumber on the top third of the nori.
    Roll, starting with the rice-less side of the roll. Compress roll with a bamboo mat, applying uniform pressure. Sprinkle with fried tempura.

    Dip the tip of a knife in water and cut roll into ten pieces.
    Place on a serving plate.
  5. For the second roll, work again with rice side down.
    Place avocado pieces on the upper third of the nori sheet.

    Start rolling with the rice-less side first. Compress roll with a bamboo mat, applying uniform pressure. Sprinkle with tempura.
    Dip the tip of a knife in water and cut roll into ten pieces. Place next to the asparagus rolls.
  6. Serve asparagus tempura rolls with soy sauce or Japanese mayonnaise, and wasabi.

Asparagus Ham Rolls


These Asparagus ham rolls are a great finger food, appetiser or side dish.
They are delicious served fresh or oven baked.

Asparagus ham roll ingredients

  • 12 Slices deli smoked ham
  • Low-fat cream cheese
  • 12 - 24 Asparagus Spears
  • ground black pepper, to taste

Directions For Fresh Asparagus Ham Rolls

  1. Blanch asparagus spears. Set aside.
  2. Flatten and dry the ham slices.
  3. Stack ham in piles of 2 slices each; spread each stack with 1 tsp of cream cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Place 1 - 2 asparagus spears on one of the long sides of each ham stack; roll up.

Directions For Baked Asparagus Ham Rolls

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Flatten and dry the ham slices.
  3. Stack ham in piles of 2 slices each; spread each stack with 1 tsp of cream cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Place 1 - 2 asparagus spears on one of the long sides of each ham stack; roll up.
  6. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.

NOTE: You can make this ahead, just assemble as directed, cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil.
Refrigerate overnight or until ready to use.
Uncover and bake as directed.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per ServingCalories 125Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 2mgSodium 189mgCarbohydrates 17gFibre 2gSugar 2gProtein 4g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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