Fresh Apricot & Prosciutto Bites

I love snacking on foods that are fresh and healthy. The day I came up with this small bite snack, I originally went to the grocery store to get fresh figs, feta cheese, and prosciutto. I was going to stuff the figs with cheese and then wrap prosciutto around them. But, I went to Trader Joe’s and my plans can easily get changed by the beautiful looking fruits they have displayed right when you walk in. I saw these bright orange apricots that looked sweet and juicy to perfection so I had to grab them…burrata cheese has become a recent favorite of mine because of the fresh taste it has and it’s made from mozzarella cheese. I really wasn’t sure if this would pair well together but all of the flavors blend in with each other perfectly. Summer is just around the corner so these would be the perfect snack or small bites! ­čÖé

image

Fresh Apricot & Prosciutto Bites

Fresh Apricot & Prosciutto Bites

Ingredients

4 fresh apricots, sliced in half with pits removed

4 oz. fresh burrata cheese

4 slices of prosciutto

Balsamic vinegar

Honey

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place sliced apricots on a platter. Top with burrata cheese and prosciutto, then drizzle vinegar, honey, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. ­čÖé So easy!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/05/fresh-apricot-prosciutto-bites/

image

 


Brie & Prosciutto Pizza

I love pizza and sometimes I forget how simple and easy it is to make at home! I think the Trader Joe’s pizza dough is the best because it’s pre-made and they always make my pizza’s turn out perfect….It also saves a ton of time. Prosciutto, pesto, and and Brie cheese pair perfectly together especially on a pizza…it’s the perfect bite!

image

Brie and Prosciutto Pizza

Ingredients

1 package of Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza crust

1/4 cup pesto sauce

1/4 cup brie cheese; cubed and skin removed

1/4 cup red onions; sliced and then cut in half

1/4 cup fresh spinach

1/4 tsp crushed red chili flakes

6 slices of prosciutto; torn into pieces

Instructions

  1. Follow the steps on the packaging for the pizza dough. I lightly floured the counter surface and dough ball, and let the dough rest for 20 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F. I floured a baking sheet and stretched the dough into a rectangular shape.
  2. With a spoon, spread the pesto sauce evenly onto the whole pizza. Top with brie cheese, onions, spinach, and crushed red chili flakes. Brush the edge of the crust with olive oil to get a golden brown crust.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Once baked and fully cooked, let cool for 5-10 minutes. Top with prosciutto and slice into square pieces. Enjoy!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2015/10/brie-prosciutto-pizza/

Heirloom Tomato Caprese with Prosciutto

image
This is one of our go-to favorites! You can enjoy it as a light dinner, snack, and even appetizer depending on what your in the mood for. You just can never go wrong with a refreshing tomato caprese salad and topping it off with light and slightly salty prosciutto..perfection.

Ingredients:
1 large heirloom tomato; sliced into 1/2 inch slices (about 6 slices)
5-8 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese; sliced into 1/2 inch slices
6 fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh spinach
6 slices of prosciutto
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:
1. Top tomato slices with spinach, basil, mozzarella cheese, and a slice of prosciutto. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar; then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Easy peasy!
image

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

image

Yield: 4

Ingredients:
20 asparagus spears
10 thin slices of prosciutto; cut in half vertically
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Break ends off of asparagus spears; then wash and dry them. Lay spears on baking sheet and drizzle olive oil, and lightly add salt and pepper(prosciutto can be salty so go easy).

2. With tongs or your hands, evenly coat spears with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes. Then preheat oven to a high broil.

3. Once spears are cool enough to hold, wrap a piece of the prosciutto half around. Repeat with all spears and then broil for 5-7 minutes.