Grilled Flatbread with Figs, Prosciutto and Arugula
Grilled Flatbread with Figs, Prosciutto and Arugula is made with an easy homemade crust, grilled then topped with fontina, figs, prosciutto, arugula and a sweet balsamic glaze. It’s a healthy pizza.
This is an older recipe from 2015 that I updated slightly with fresh images and a video.
I love fresh figs and the other night I enjoyed this beautiful fruit on an antipasto plate I made with grilled bread, cheese and prosciutto, figs and cheese. This was my inspiration for this flatbread recipe.
The crust is made in the same way as my Vegetable Pesto Flatbread Pizza, very much like a naan bread recipe.
Great for entertaining or movie night in, Grilled Flatbread with Figs, Prosciutto and Arugula has a little something for everyone’s palate. Salty and sweet.
All the flavor combinations work so well together. I chose fontina cheese that melts perfectly and has a strong flavor which stands up to the prosciutto and glaze.
Speaking of figs, where they are delicious on their own, on this flatbread, they gets sweeter and even more flavorful. They are not cooked, just more warmed through since it’s only on the grill for a couple of minutes.
Finally, peppery arugula and sweet, balsamic glaze round out the toppings and flavors. If you don’t want to make the glaze, there are so many good ones you can buy.
If you don’t have an outdoor grill, or if the weather is cold, you can bake it in the oven at 500°F/260°C or use a stovetop grill pan. But if you can, do grill it, because it makes it taste like it came out of a pizza oven.
There’s no yeast added to this dough because it is flatbread and we don’t want it to rise we want it to stay nice and flat when it’s cooked and this way, it gets really crispy.
This was actually easier than pizzas that I’ve made in the oven before and a whole lot quicker. Grilling the flatbread on both sides without the toppings crisps it and because the grill can get smoking hot, it only takes a couple of minutes per side.
More fig recipes:
- Fresh Fig and Ricotta Dessert Tart
- Warm Figs with Goat Cheese, Pistachios and Balsamic Glaze
- Fig and Brie Galette
If you’ve made this Grilled Flatbread with Figs, Prosciutto and Arugula or any other recipe leave a comment below. I love to hear from my readers!