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Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus from Ricardo Magazine

Phyllo-Wrapped Aspargus with Herb Sauce An Easy Appetizer

Asparagus is wrapped in phyllo pastry, baked and dipped in herb sauce.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 2 dozen pieces


  • 1/4 cup plain yogourt I used 2% plain yogourt.
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp chopped tarragon
  • 1/2 lemon finely grated zest
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp chopped tarragon
  • 1/2 lemon finely grated zest
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 sheets phyllo dough
  • 24 thick asparagus spears trimmed


  • In a bowl, combine yogourt, mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp chopped dill, 1/2 tsp chopped tarragon, zest from 1/2 lemon. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 450 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the herbs, lemon zest and pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.
  • On a work surface, brush the sheets of phyllo dough with the butter mixture, laying them one on top of the other.
  • Cut the dough lengthwise into 3 strips, then cut each strip into 4 squares. Cut each square into 2 triangles to obtain 24 triangles.
  • Place an asparagus spear on a corner of one of the triangles and tightly roll to wrap the centre of the spear. Place on the prepared sheet. Repeat with the remaining asparagus and dough. Brush with the remaining butter.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the phyllo is golden brown, turning the spears halfway through cooking.
  • Place the asparagus on a platter and serve with the herb sauce.