Fig, Ham and Arugula Flatbread

Fig, Ham and Arugula Flatbread

Fall is OFFICIALLY here! Today, September 23rd, is the fall equinox. Equal parts day and night. What better way to celebrate than with this very Fall-worthy flatbread!? Last week I posted an easy step-by-step guide to my Cauliflower Crust. I'm using this as the base for this Fig, Ham and Arugula Flatbread!

Fig, Ham and Arugula Flatbread | My Engineered Nutrition

I've already show you a fantastic recipe for PIZZA using my crust, but what about showing some love for flatbread? I absolutely love the pairing of figs and prosciutto (did you see my Cheese and Charcuterie board). It is a salty, sweet and rich tasting combination! 

You know what makes prosciutto so dang tasty? Fat, baby!! While it's perfectly acceptable to indulge every now and again, I wanted to create a lighter option that can be enjoyed for any occasion and is just as delectable. Enter: ham. Ham provides that deliciously salty pork flavor with a fraction of the fat. 

Fig, Ham and Arugula Flatbread | My Engineered Nutrition

Loaded up with ham and figs, sprinkled a top with shaved Parmesan cheese and finished off with arugula and a balsamic reduction drizzle - this flatbread packs a punch of flavor!

Fig, Ham and Arugula Flatbread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Servings: 9 pieces


  • 1 Cauliflower Crust  (see my post on how to make!)
  • 3 figs
  • 3 slices of ham, thinly cut (2.5 oz)
  • 1 oz shaved Parmesan cheese, about 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup arugula 
  • 1-2 tbsp Balsamic Reduction, optional (It is very simple to make for yourself! Here is an EXAMPLE
    • Alternatively: If you don't have the time (or patience) to make the reduction, you can very simply toss the arugula in balsamic vinegar before topping the flatbread!


  1. Begin by preparing the Cauliflower Crust. I have a detailed step-by-step guide on how to make this. When it comes to Step 6, shape crust into a rectangle/oval before baking.
  2. As crust is baking, prepare the toppings by thinly slicing the figs and cutting the ham into strips.
  3. Once the crust has baked, remove from oven. First, top with an even layer of Parmesan cheese. Follow with the ham and lastly the figs. Return to oven (450° F) for another 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the ham has warmed. 
  4. After the flatbread has been baked, top with fresh arugula and drizzle with a balsamic reduction. No balsamic reduction? No problem! Simply toss the arugula with 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar before topping the flatbread. 
  5. Slice the flatbread into 9 equal pieces and serve!

Nutritional Information (2 slices)

110 calories - 11 g Protein, 11 g Carbs (5.5 g Fiber), 2.4 g Fat 


Posted on September 23, 2015 and filed under Recipes, Pork.