Bresaola and Parmesan parcels, a quick and easy starter



Bresaola and Parmesan parcels, a quick and easy starter

By 18/07/2014

It is hot and sunny out there and who wants to spend ages in the kitchen with weather like this??

So, here it is a quick but tasty cold meat starter or light lunch perfect for those hot summer days.

Bresaola is Italian cured beef which is lean and tender with a sweet, musty smell. It is very light so it is perfect if you are watching your figure and getting ready to wear your bikini.

A few rocket leaves, some Parmesan shavings and a drizzle of olive oil will make these parcels very tasty!

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes



In a bowl mix 1 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tsp of lemon juice.

Lay the bresaola slices on your working top and brush them with the mixture.

brushing with lemon juice and oil

Put a few rocket leaves and Parmesan shavings on the bresaola

Breasaola and parmesan parcels with arugola

Roll the bresaola slices to form a bundle and firm it well with a chive leaf.

Breasaola and parmesan parcels with arugola

Sprinkle with some more olive oil and a grind of black pepper if you like. Serve with lemon wedges.

Breasaola and parmesan parcels with arugola

Breasaola and parmesan parcels with arugola

I am entering into Tasty Tuesdays.


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12 Responses to Bresaola and Parmesan parcels, a quick and easy starter

  1. Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    Wild arugula, air-cured beef and Parm…a fantastic combination. These starter parcels are simply delightful, Alida.

  2. Louise

    Oh they look lovely Alida! I haven’t had Bresaola in a really long time. Probably since we use to spend our weekends in Brooklyn. I’m sure I wouldn’t find it here in PA. We do have Prosciutto though. In a pinch I’m sure I could make these lovely little parcels using Prosciutto:) Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…You always make me so hungry for Italian goodies, lol…

    • Alida

      Oh yes of course! Prosciutto is a great alternative too! Love anything with prosciutto 🙂

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    What a beautiful dish with all the Bresaola wrapped up inbetween the lemon wedges. Wow, this one brings back memories, haven’t had this in many, many years. You are correct, this makes a yummy, way to enjoy a lunch especially in the hot weather, no one wants to spend the day in the kitchen cooking up a storm. The flavors all wrapped up must be like fireworks going off in your mouth. Also, I love how you bundled it together with a chive leaf, very creative… A great share..thanks…
    Have a cool day! Dottie 🙂

  4. gloria

    I love these alida look delicious and wonderful!

  5. Nomita | Ebabee

    These look delicious and easy to make – I look forward to trying it out. I love bresaola and it’s low calorie count is another bonus.

  6. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    This looks great! We used to eat a lot of bresaola when we lived in southeast France as there was a massive Italian influence there. Pinning it now to try out.

  7. Honest Mum

    Perfection! Healthy, pretty, filling morsels! Love this post! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  8. Lisa Lorenz

    My Go to Recipe all the time! 🙂 Love it! thanks so much for your recipe!

    • Alida

      You are very welcome Lisa 🙂

  9. Constance

    What a great way to serve the bresaola! Love it — having it tonight. thank you!

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