Fig & Ham Bruschetta

Last Saturday I had a couple of friends over from Bootcamp and made them dinner! As a starter I decided to make these fig and ham bruschetta's from my new Delicious cookbook which I got from my mom. And they were delicious, perfect combination of flavors! It fits an Italian meal very well.

Of course you can also use the ingredients to make a delicious lunch baguette! Just substitute the ciabatta for whole wheat or spelt bread and cut the figs smaller after you grilled them!

Duration: 10 minutes

The ingredients for 4 servings:
  • 12 slices ciabatta bread (If you want a more healthy version try whole wheat baguette!)
  • 12 slices thinly sliced raw ham
  • 8 fresh figs
  • Soft goat cheese
  • Some fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  1. Put your grill pan on high heat. Lightly brush both sizes of the ciabatta slices with olive oil and put them in the grill pan for 1 to 2 minutes each side until golden brown.
  2. When they are done put three pieces on each plate. Then halve the figs and lightly brush the pulp with olive oil and put them 'pulp-down' in the grill pan until they are caramelized (takes about 1 to 2  minutes).
  3. Meanwhile put the slices of raw ham on top of the ciabatta. When the figs are done put 4 on each plate on top of the ham and crumble over the goat cheese. Finish with some fresh basil leaves and your starter is ready!  

Variation tip: If you're not a hugh fan of goat cheese you can also use feta cheese or blue cheese.


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