Banderillas

With fresh asparagus, tender shrimp, smoky ham and salty olives, these appetizers are bursting with a great blend of flavors!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 24

Ingredients

4
asparagus spears, each cut into 6 (1-inch) pieces
1/2
cup water
24
frilled toothpicks or cocktail-size skewers
24
cooked deveined peeled tiny shrimp (about 90 count per lb), tails removed
24
small pieces (1x1/2 inch each) fully cooked smoked ham
24
pitted green Spanish olives
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
4
cloves garlic, sliced
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1 In 1-quart microwavable bowl, place asparagus and add water. Cover with plastic wrap, folding back one edge 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on High about 2 minutes or until asparagus is just tender and can be pierced with a fork; drain. Immediately rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 On each toothpick, skewer 1 shrimp, 1 asparagus piece, 1 ham piece and 1 olive.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, place 1 tablespoon of the oil and the garlic. Microwave uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds or until garlic is softened. In food processor or blender, place parsley, cooked garlic in oil, pickle and remaining 3 tablespoons oil; cover and process about 1 minute or until mixture is smooth. Serve banderillas with sauce.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    40
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1/2g,
    1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    140mg
    140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    0g
    0%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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