Asparagus-Cream Cheese Rolls in Prosciutto with Vinaigrette

We're blessed to have some of the best neighbors imaginable ~ and for Mother's Day I received a beautiful bouquet of asparagus, freshly cut from their garden, along with a Mother's Day note. 

Thank you Paul and Jane!

If you grow your own you know that it tastes infinitely better than the grocery store stuff ~ it's the delicate freshness!

For our Mother's Day Luncheon for two I wanted to make something a little special and decided Asparagus rolls wrapped in cream cheese and Prosciutto and drizzled with a fresh vinaigrette would be perfect . . . 

especially so with the addition of a little Bubbly from Italy.

If you prefer, you could substitute the Prosciutto with thinly sliced ham, turkey or roast beef from the delicatessen.

Some little tulips from the garden. If you are familiar with tulips you know that generally after a few years the bulbs fade and eventually don't emerge in the spring ~ so I plant some new bulbs every fall.

These red tulips surprised me this year ~ the bulbs were planted in a basket outdoors several years ago. I suspected the bulbs were nearing the end of their cycle and didn't expect any blooms from the basket this spring. 

But instead of not appearing at all, they bloomed in miniature. I've never experienced that before!

The vinaigrette is a classic one ~ olive oil, good quality red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. And a sprinkle of chives from the garden.

I love the colorful layers when the bundles are cut open.

The wishes may be a little late ~ but I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day this year!

This is my entry for Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday.

If you would like a printable copy of the recipe, it's on my recipe blog~ you'll find it HERE.


Table accessories:
Tablecloth ~ Williams-Sonoma
Checked Place Mats ~ DII
Glazed Terra Cotta Salad plates and Chargers ~ Lone Oak Pottery
Flatware ~ Pottery Barn
Pepper Mill ~ Peugeot
Crochet Trimmed Napkins ~ Neiman Marcus
Flower Jug/Creamer, from a mixed set ~  I.Godinger & Co.
Wine Coaster ~ Apilco 

Thank you for stopping by today!


  1. Mari,

    Your asparagus rolls look delicious and what a great neighbor to gift you with the asparagus. Beautiful table too and I love the checked placemats.


  2. Mari, OH MY! Fresh asparagas and prosciutto with cream cheese.. I'm drooling... sorry, didn't mean to gross you out. Can you tell.. I'm a Foodie?
    I didn't know Cupcake made a prosecco. I like Cupcake chardonnay, but will look for the Prosecco next time.
    I'm loving your photos too. Great Post!! I'm your newest follower.

  3. Great recipe! All ingredients I LOVE!

  4. This looks delicious. I think the first time I ever saw this was at a wedding reception. Now I might have to try this.

  5. I've never seen that Prosecco here..How cute is that? I have to add new tulips some beds are looking bare..

    But I have seen that some people..never have to replant and theirs rebloom in scads every yr..~
    These rolls look great..
    And I think wonderful neighbors are a gift from God.
    I have one:)

    Hope she never moves:)
    I am sure you are that kind of neighbor.

  6. That is some gorgeous asparagus! And I've been loving Cupcake wines lately.

  7. Wow they look fabulously delicious. I never had them but would be good for dieters.lolYour table is very inviting.

  8. fabulous neighbors, indeed! I'm so into asparagus right now... I bet this would be good with smoked salmon too. Yum - can't wait to try.

  9. What a great idea! I've rolled many a thing in ham/prosciutto and cream cheese, but never once considered asparagus.

  10. I make something very similiar but will try your recipe! I don't use a vinagrette but love that idea! XO, Pinky

  11. Love all those pictures. Asparagus is so fresh right now I will have to try this. I found you at the linky on designs by gollum. I hope you'll swing by the Momtrends linky and share:

  12. This is definitely the perfect combination!

  13. I want those asparagus bundles and the prosecco too. Your photography is always stunning.

  14. Such a beautiful recipe for Asparagus, definitely will try this soon, as I have a bunch waiting in the fridge! Your blog is amazing, beautiful posts and the photos are stunning!

  15. Mari, I make a similar recipe using asparagus, prosciutto and boursin...but it's never looked this beautiful! Love the addition of a vinaigrette~

  16. Thank you so much for your comments! I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by and tell me your thoughts! Hope everyone is having a good weekend. :)

  17. The food looks so elegant on this wonderful table setting...

  18. Mari,
    Such beautiful pictures and the asparagus recipe sounds amazing! Sounds like you had a lovely lunch!

  19. these look SO dang good! yummm, cream cheese and salty prosciutto? sold! thanks so much for sharing! awesome as per usual :)
    <3 meg


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