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!
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.
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!
- 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.
- As crust is baking, prepare the toppings by thinly slicing the figs and cutting the ham into strips.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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