Autumn has arrived and for many of us the weather remains warm with the possibility of still enjoying the bounty of the late summer’s harvest.
Prosciutto and fresh figs are a traditional Italian flavor combination. Here, along with Manchego cheese and jam they create a sweet and savory sandwich.
This is a light fresh sandwich that can be easily served up as an entree in less than 20 minutes.
Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches
Makes 4 sandwiches
Recipe from Cooking Light
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
8 (3/4 ounce) slices Italian bread, toasted
1 cup baby arugula
2 ounces very thin slices prosciutto
2 ounces Manchego cheese, shaved (note: Manchego is a Spanish cheese similar to pecorino Romano which you can substitute).
8 fresh figs, cut into thin slices
2 tablespoons fig jam
1. Spread 1 teaspoon mustard over 4 bread slices. Arrange 1/4 cup arugula over each bread slice. Divide prosciutto evenly over bread slices; top evenly with cheese and fig slices. Spread 1-1/2 teaspoons jam over remaining 4 bread slices. Top each serving with 1 bread slice, jam side down.