Prosciutto Wrapped Fig with Goat Cheese and Basil

 

Summer is a time for entertaining and the last thing you want is for guests to show up and for you to have no idea how to throw something together as a quick, light, refreshing snack.  During these months, it’s always nice to have a recipe with a few simple ingredients, that, coupled with a cold glass of white wine and some comfy chairs to hang out in, will make for a great evening!  I know Canada isn’t the fig growing capital of the world (although most older Italians (namely, my dad) have a fig tree on their properties – often in a home built greenhouse), but if you like fresh figs, now is the time to buy them.  They come in green or black varieties and you must look for ones that are soft to the touch.  I usually buy a case here and there (and if I get over zealous and have leftover, I throw them in the food processor with some honey to make a quick jam that I put in the freezer) and if company comes when I have them in the fridge, I always make these….heck, I might even invite you just BECAUSE I have these in the fridge 🙂
Then again, if I invite you, I might even get you to make them for me.  With all the ingredients on a board, and a glass of wine poured, it makes a great conversation starter!

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If the figs are small, just cut a small slit in the middle. If they are big (like these ones were) cut them into quarters

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Take a basil leaf (if they are huge, cut them in half) and pinch off some goat cheese.

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Tuck it in the slit

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Fold the prosciutto in half and start rolling at one end until you get to the end and then tuck it under the base

 

It should look like a rosette….a tiny morsel of sweet, salty tangy goodness!
Prosciutto Wrapped Fig with Goat Cheese and Basil
2 Comments
  • Penny & Randy
    June 20, 2015

    Suzie

    We made the Prosciutto, basil, fig and goat cheese and its freaking amazing! Its for a dinner party tonight but we have been indulging as me make them!. Zucchini fries are next!
    YAY Suzie!
    P & R

    • Suzie Durigon
      June 20, 2015

      Yayyy Penny!! I love it!! Let me know how the fries turn out!! And thank Randy for putting me on to Socca…I love them!!

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