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Homemade Labne & Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Homemade Labne & Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Homemade Labne & Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Homemade Labne & Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus. Make your next platter fuss-free with these delicious recipes. 

Makes 12 labne balls & 12 prosciutto-wrapped spears

 

Homemade Labne 

1kg plain Greek yoghurt

1 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley and chives)

1⁄4 cup roasted hazelnuts, finely chopped

1⁄4 cup roasted walnuts, finely chopped

1⁄4 cup finely chopped cranberries

3 cups extra-virgin olive oil, to cover (optional)

 

Prosciutto- Wrapped Asparagus 

12 slices prosciutto

12 asparagus spears

Oil spray

Fresh crusty bread, to serve

Mixed olives, to serve

 

To make the labne, drape muslin over a large bowl, then scoop the yoghurt into the centre. Gather up the edges of the muslin, tie to enclose. Suspend the yoghurt over a bowl, place in the fridge and allow to drain for 48 hours. Discard liquid. Unwrap muslin, then roll 2-tablespoon portions of the mixture into balls.

Combine the chopped fresh herbs, nuts and cranberries on a flat plate, then roll the yoghurt balls in the herb mixture to coat.

The labne balls should be eaten within 2 to 3 days, but if you plan on keeping them for longer, stack them in a jar, pour over enough olive oil to cover, then seal and store in the fridge.

To make the prosciutto- wrapped asparagus, wrap a slice of prosciutto around each spear. Spray with oil, then chargrill over medium heat for 2-3 mins or until golden and crisp. Serve with bread and olives on the side.

 

Smart Tip

Place the herbed labne balls into an air-tight jar, add enough olive oil to cover and they can keep in the fridge for 2 months. Remove from the fridge a few hours before serving, to allow the oil to come to room temperature. 

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