Frizzled Prosciutto and Black Olive Panzanella with Fig Vinaigrette
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 8 minutes
- 1/3cup fig preserves
- 2tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2teaspoon finely chopped garlic
- 1/4teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1/4teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2cup extra virgin olive oil
- 5slices foccacia bread (cut about 3/4 inch thick), cubed
- 5tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 1/2cups thinly sliced prosciutto
- 6cups coarsely chopped arugula
- 1can (6 oz.) pitted California Black Ripe Olives, drained, coarsely chopped
- 2cups halved small heirloom tomatoes or grape tomatoes
- 1/2cup thinly sliced shallots
- 2tablespoons finely chopped basil leaves
- 1tablespoon finely chopped tarragon
- 1/2cup Asiago cheese shavings
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Preheat oven to broil.
In a medium bowl, whisk together fig preserves, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Add extra virgin olive oil; whisk ingredients until well combined. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, toss bread cubes and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil foccacia 3-5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add prosciutto to the skillet. Cook 4-6 minutes, or until well crisped. Transfer to a paper-lined plate to drain.
In a large bowl, combine frizzled prosciutto, arugula, black olives, tomatoes, shallots, basil, tarragon, and toasted foccacia. Toss to mix. Drizzle fig vinaigrette over panzanella; toss well. Top with Asiago cheese shavings. Serve immediately.