Prosciutto and Fig Salad With White Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Prosciutto & Fig Salad is light and bright, great for a holiday side or to serve with your favorite fall and main dishes. It’s nicely balanced with both sweet and savory flavors. The arugula is herby and peppery. The figs are lightly sweet with a fruity, honey flavor. The prosciutto adds salty, savory goodness. And the almonds add a bit of crunch. The vinaigrette is mild and lightly sweet, with a nutty flavor from the high-quality oil used.

Prosciutto & Fig Salad

  • 6 cups (about 5 oz.) baby arugula
  • 8-10 fresh figs
  • 6 slices (about 6 oz.) prosciutto
  • ⅓ cup sliced raw almonds
  • Fresh thyme
  • Salt & pepper

White Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 6 Tablespoons Fresh Press Farms Sunflower Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Make the salad dressing. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set it aside until you’re ready to dress the salad.

Cut the figs into quarters. Arrange the arugula on a large plate. Sprinkle the salad with the almonds and top with the slices of prosciutto and sliced figs. Dress lightly and toss the salad, then sprinkle with a little fresh thyme and season with salt and pepper.


Recipe and Photo by Laura Miner of @Cook at Home Mom