Friday, July 18, 2014

Prosciutto, Arugula, and Fig Flatbread Pizza

This is amazing. This is really easy to put together, involves minimal dishes, and can be grilled for all you grill enthusiasts who have the time and compulsion to do so. It makes for a great appetizer or a light meal on it's own. Either way it's easy to make, eat, and clean up.

 It's crispy, salty, sweet, and savory all in one lovely pizza. Honestly, I don't even know if pizza is the right term for it, but it's great either way. The crispy bread and toasted arugula give a lovely crunch, while the warmed cheese and prosciutto give way to a slightly chewy texture that pairs so perfectly with the sweetness of the fig jam.

While I bought most of these items at Trader Joe's, I think you can find them else where. My arugula came from FieldsGood, the produce program I've mentioned before. Look for fig jam or fig butter, and if you can't find either of those ask a grocery store manager or person at the deli what a good alternative would be - they usually have answers. Worst case scenario, make you're own. I'm not to that level of daring yet. Some day.

With the lavash bread, this is a Middle Eastern bread, and I think it works best. However, if you can't find it, any good flatbread will work. Absolute worst case scenario, you could use a tortilla. Nope, never mind, don't do that. I cringed the whole time I was writing that. Don't waste the other ingredients by putting them on a tortilla.

Simply put all these exquisite ingredients together, bake, and enjoy. Your tongue will marvel in glory.


1 piece lavash bread
3-4 Tablespoons fig jam
1-2 oz prosciutto (about 4-6 slices)
2-3 oz crumbled blue cheese
1 cup loosely packed arugula


Heat oven to 350ยบ.

Lay lavash bread on a baking sheet. Spread fig jam evenly over entire surface, and sprinkle half of the arugula over the jam. Next, tear the prosciutto into small pieces and sprinkle over the arugula. Crumble blue cheese over the prosciutto, and top with remaining arugula.

Bake for 4-6 minutes, watching carefully, until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown. Slice and serve hot.