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Prosciutto Wrapped Figs and Arugula Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total: 35 min.
Serve as an appetizer--just make the little savory bundles of figs wrapped in prosciutto and then serve the salad with dinner.

Ingredients

  • Fig Vinaigrette1/2 cup chopped fresh California figs
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 Tbs sherry, raspberry, or white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Arugula Salad4 cups baby arugula
  • 8 small fresh California figs
  • 2 oz blue cheese, divided
  • 8 strips prosciutto
  • 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Directions

  • Fig VinaigretteCombine figs, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic in blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper; cover and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Arugula SaladDivide and arrange arugula on four salad plates. Starting at stem end, cut figs in half nearly through but leaving blossom end intact.
  • Press 1/2 tablespoon cheese in center of each and press halves together.
  • Wrap each fig with prosciutto and secure with toothpick.
  • Grill over high heat, 5 minutes, turning frequently, and basting with balsamic vinegar. As soon as prosciutto is crisp, remove from grill and arrange two figs on each plate.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese and pine nuts. Serve dressing on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 327
  Calories from Fat 199 (61%)
(35%)Total Fat 23g
(26%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(10%)Cholesterol 30mg
(40%)Sodium 969mg
(15%)Potassium 537mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 15g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(27%)Protein 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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