Presunto and Fig Salad

“Presunto” and Figs are probably one of the most recognizable eats in a Mediterranean diet, yet you rarely see them on the same dish. That is, until you get to Portugal.  Fresh figs wrapped in presunto create a magical and flavourful combination that will always leave you wanting for more.  Or, if you prefer, a Presunto and Fig Salad is the perfect way to combine these sweet and savory ingredients in a delicious and light dish. This salad is very easy to make without any fuss and is quite a healthy and hearty eat for anytime of the day.

Here’s how you make it:

 

*Serves 2*
Ingredients:
10 thin slices of  “Presunto”
1 piece of Fresh Mozzarella sliced thinly
4 fresh figs cut into halves
1 bunch of arugula chopped
3 basil leaves chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:
1) In a platter place the fresh mozzarella slices with the smoked ham on top.
2) Place the fresh figs scattered on the plate, as well as the arugula and basil leaves.
3) Drizzle the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste over the plate.
4) Serve and enjoy!