Prosciutto Sushi Rolls

1/2 cups California walnut pieces, coarsely chopped 125 mL
1 140 g (5 oz) goat cheese
1 tbsp parsley, minced 15 mL
8 sliced prosciutto
10 to 16 spears of asparagus, blanched and cooled
18 roasted red pepper strips

In a medium bowl, combine walnuts, goat cheese and parsley.

Lay 4 slices of prosciutto on a cutting board, slightly overlapping each slice, to form a square shaped layer.

Spread half of the walnut mixture evenly across the centre of prosciutto square. Lay 5 to 8 asparagus spears (horizontally) over the mixture and top with 9 strips of red pepper. Carefully pick up the prosciutto ends closest to you and roll firmly into a sushi shaped roll. Repeat these steps with the remaining ingredients.

To serve, slice each roll evenly into 8 pieces.

Makes 16 pieces.

Tip: Goat cheese can be substituted with cream cheese.

PER SERVING (1 piece): about 75 cal, 5 g pro, 6 g fat (2 g sat. fat), 2 g carb, 1 g fibre, 11 mg chol, 264 mg sodium. %RDI: 4% calcium, 2% iron, 6% vit A, 6% vit C.

Recipe and image courtesy of the California Walnut Commission. For more recipe ideas and information about the health benefits of walnuts, visit

Next holiday appetizer idea: Bruschetta with Smoked Chicken and Grapes.