Fig, an Ikarian favorite fruit, is rich in health benefiting nutrients, anti-oxidants and vitamins. This is an adaptation of the renown italian antipasto dish "prosciutto e fichi", an extremely easy dish, great as starter or a snack. Here served with the popular local goat's cheese called "kathoura".
2-3 fresh figs cut in half
100gr. kathoura or any other goat's cheese you prefer cut in slices (or into large chunks depending on the cheese texture)
3-4 slices of dry-cured ham like prosciutto
1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon icaria pure pine tree honey
1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
few fresh basil leaves
freshly ground black pepper
- Rinse figs, trim off stems, and cut fruit into half or quarters lengthwise.
- Rinse and dry the fresh basil leaves.
- Whisk together the honey, olive oil and the balsamic vinegar with salt.
- Arrange prosciutto, kathoura cheese and figs overlapping slightly, on a plate. Arrange basil leaves on top.
- Drizzle evenly with the honey dressing and add some freshly ground pepper before serving.
* For a vegetarian version, this recipe works perfectly well even without the curd ham.