This is the appetizer I serve all summer long, when I entertain. A big platter of Grilled Figs, Prosciutto, and Burrata, arranged on a bed of arugula and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It's a very easy appetizer to throw together and always a big crowd pleaser.
When I tell you how good this appetizer is, you might say "of course it is! With those ingredients, how could it not be amazing?!?" And you'd be right. This is a combo of some very high quality ingredients, some of my absolute favorite things in the world: prosciutto, fresh grilled figs, creamy burrata, and arugula - all drizzled with good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
If you're not familiar with burrata, it's a type of mozzarella cheese that's buttery and creamy. It's an Italian creation, made from a mix of mozzarella curds and cream that are stuffed into a sturdier shell of mozzarella. As exotic as it is, burrata is becoming more mainstream these days - you can actually find it at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and many major supermarkets!
How to prepare this grilled figs prosciutto and burrata appetizer
This is an easy dish to pull together. It takes just a few minutes to grill the figs, which you can do a couple of hours ahead. If you've never tried fresh grilled figs, they are pretty great, richly caramelized on the outside, fresh and fruity inside.
- I usually serve this appetizer on a big platter, with small plates, forks and a basket of sliced baguette on the side. This way, everyone, including my gluten-free friends, are taken care of.
- If you prefer, you can serve this bruschetta-style: arrange arugula, burrata, prosciutto, and figs on baguette slices. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic. Season with a little salt and pepper.
What kind of prosciutto is best?
I recommend you use high quality prosciutto for this dish. Prosciutto de parma is my favorite. It has a sweet-salty-savory flavor and a buttery texture. If you can get it freshly sliced, ask for extra thin slices.
If you get hooked on burrata and want more recipes, here's a good one to start with, from Cooking Light: Fettuccine with Seared Tomatoes, Spinach, and Burrata.
Here are a few more delicious Panning The Globe appetizer recipes to try
- Prosciutto Wrapped Arugula Appetizer
- Smoked Salmon Tartar on Cucumber Rounds or Rice Crackers
- Goat cheese dressed for a party
- Spicy garlic shrimp
- Amazing Fig and Goat Cheese Appetizer
Here's the Grilled Figs, Prosciutto and Burrata Appetizer recipe. If you try this recipe I hope you'll come back to leave a star rating and a comment. I'd love to know what you think!Print