Slices of salty prosciutto pair well with a lightly seasoned cream cheese filling in these bite-size snacks.—Gina Quartermaine, Alexandria, Virginia
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 16 thin slices prosciutto (about 10 inches x 3-1/2 inches)
- 32 whole chives
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, parsley, olives, onions,
- garlic and pepper until blended.
- Cut each prosciutto slice in half widthwise; place about 2 teaspoons
- of filling on the center of each piece. Bring up corners of
- prosciutto and tie with a chive, forming a bundle. Refrigerate until
- serving. Yield: 32 appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 43 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.