Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches

PUBLISHED ON: 09.26.2010

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.


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