Fig, Prosciutto & Rocket Salad

This Fig, Prosciutto & Rocket Salad is definitely not a boring salad! The delicious sweet figs are complimented by the peppery rocket and salty ham. 

I am obsessed with figs. Not only are they delicious but they are really pretty too. I spend all year waiting for them to come into season and then eat as many of them as possible. I am always shocked by how many people have never seen them let alone tried them. My mother in law had only tried them dried in fig rolls before and two of my friends at work had no idea what it was when I brought them into work!

I am making it my little mission to make as many people aware of figs as possible so I insisted that my friends tried them. You should have seen their faces, you would have thought I was asking them to try something really weird! They both thought the figs were alright which is a much better reaction than I thought I was going to get!

This is a great recipe to try if you haven’t eaten figs before because it is so easy and includes familiar ingredients too. Most people may associate figs with sweet dishes, like my Honey, Fig and Mascarpone Cupcakes. However figs go really well as part of a savoury dish and add a great sweetness. This salad makes a lovely starter or light lunch and is healthy too which is another advantage!

This Fig, Prosciutto & Rocket Salad is really simple and quick to make. I first made this just for myself thinking it wouldn’t be Mr Curly’s kind of thing. He had a little bit to give it a try and really liked it so ended up eating half of it! In the week since I made it, he has kept asking when I am going to make it again because he loved it.I decided to use Prosciutto, but feel free to use Parma or Serano ham instead – just use whichever cured ham you fancy. With the dressing, you can either use balsamic vinegar or balsamic vinegar glaze. This recipe is definitely not set in stone, the quantities below are just a guide so if you want more of one ingredient, go for it.

I feel slightly cheeky referring to this Fig, Prosciutto and Rocket Salad as a recipe when really it is just assembling ingredients together. But when you have ingredients this tasty, you really don’t need to do much with them. This is one of my favourite dishes to eat, you really must try it! 

 

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Fig, Prosciutto & Rocket Salad

This Fig, Prosciutto & Rocket Salad is definitely not a boring salad! The delicious sweet figs are complimented by the peppery rocket and salty ham. 

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Salad, Fig, Proscuitto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 145 kcal
Author Curly

Ingredients

  • 60 g rocket (1 bag)
  • 6 figs
  • 8 slices Prosciutto
  • 20 g Parmesan
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar or balsamic vinegar glaze

Instructions

  1. Rinse the rocket if it hasn't already been washed and scatter over your serving plate or bowl
  2. Cut the figs into quarters or sixths depending on how big they are and add them to the rocket
  3. Drape slices of Prosciutto over the plate
  4. Grate the Parmesan over the salad with a vegetable peeler so you get curls of cheese
  5. Drizzle the salad with balsamic vinegar/balsamic glaze

Nutrition Facts
Fig, Prosciutto & Rocket Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Potassium 261mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 4.5%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 thoughts on “Fig, Prosciutto & Rocket Salad

  1. Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

    Gorgeous salad Cat! I’m a huge fan of figs and used to have them on tap us my parents-in-law used to have a little fig tree in their garden (even though they couldn’t stand figs themselves lol)… And then they moved! lol I still get my fig fix though and love them paired up with some lovely cured meets like in your salad. Flavour perfection! 🙂 x

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    1. Curly Post author

      Thanks Jo 🙂 Oh wow, that would have been my idea of heaven, I wouldn’t have let them move house haha. How can you not like figs?! x

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