Pear, prosciutto and goat cheese were three staples when my husband and I went to Italy a couple years ago (and pizza, bread and more cheese). I wanted to recreate this winning combo for some easy entertaining. I am showing you two ways you can make it. The first way can either be served as an appetizer, salad or with the main course. The second way is a finger food appetizer. Both are equally amazing and both can make you feel like you're in Italy.
Pear, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Salad
Ingredients for Both: Makes approx. 1 plated serving each
- 1 pear, washed
- Handful of arugula
- 3 slices of prosciutto (thinly sliced)
- Goat Cheese
- Olive oil
- Course sea Salt (Maldon) and fresh cracked pepper
Thinly slice the pear horizontally and arrange on the plate. Delicately place the thinly sliced prosciutto on top of the pears. In a bowl, toss a handful of arugula with olive oil and sprinkle on top of the pears. Top with dollops of goat cheese, a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper.
Pear, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Appetizer
Cut the pear into quarters. Put 1 dollop of goat cheese and some arugula in the middle of the pear and wrap with a piece of thinly sliced prosciutto. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.