Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches

Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches Recipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prosciutto and fresh figs are a classic Italian combination; here they create a sweet-savory sandwich that's simple, yet memorable.


4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 295
Fat 5.3 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 2.1 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 11.5 g
Carbohydrate 52.3 g
Fiber 4.2 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 805 mg
Calcium 114 mg


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
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.

Lorrie Corvin,

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September 2010
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