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Figs and Prosciutto

Sweet and delicious, figs make the perfect pairing for a thin slice of Prosciutto di Parma -- which, by the way, is nitrate-free and low in saturated fat. Get more healthy holiday recipes

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  • Servings: 8
Figs and Prosciutto

Photography: Kirsten Strecker

Source: Body+Soul, November/December 2006


  • 8 (about 1 ounce each) paper-thin slices prosciutto
  • 8 fresh, ripe figs, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish
  • 2 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved into strips with vegetable peeler


  1. Arrange prosciutto in overlapping slices on a large platter. Place figs beside prosciutto, drizzle with vinegar, and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.

  2. Sprinkle the Parmesan shavings over prosciutto and figs.

Cook's Notes

If you can't find aged balsamic vinegar, which is sweeter than regular balsamic, combine 1/3 cup regular balsamic with 1 teaspoon sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to 2 tablespoons, about 6 minutes.


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