Pickled Fig Sandwich with Ricotta and Prosciutto

Pickled Fig Sandwich with Ricotta and Prosciutto
Staff Writer

Jessica Chou

A great sandwich has a fine balance between salty and sweet. In this sandwich, by pickling the figs you're adding a bit of both sensations. The whole package is rounded out by a meat no one can argue with — proscuitto — and ricotta cheese for a subtle addition of texture and flavor. Picked figs can be kept for any rainy day, but they make an excellent addition to a sandwich like this.

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For the pickled figs

Combine the water, vinegar, ginger, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a fork, poke holes in the figs so they will be able to absorb the liquid. Add the figs to the mixture and reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the figs cook for 2-3 hours, depending on your preference. Refrigerate if not using immediately.

For the sandwich

Toast the bread until it browns slightly. If the figs are still warm, cut them in half (as many as you would like) and place them on the bottom slice of bread. Spread on the ricotta and add the proscuitto and the top slice of bread. Serve warm.


Note: The figs can be made up to a week in advance and stored in a refrigerator.


Calories per serving:

1,349 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 32g 49%
  • Carbs 167g 56%
  • Saturated 13g 64%
  • Fiber 7g 28%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 129g
  • Monounsaturated 12g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 86g 171%
  • Cholesterol 210mg 70%
  • Sodium 7,256mg 302%
  • Calcium 322mg 32%
  • Magnesium 153mg 38%
  • Potassium 2,172mg 62%
  • Iron 7mg 36%
  • Zinc 9mg 60%
  • Phosphorus 1,052mg 150%
  • Vitamin A 84µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 7%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 119%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 58%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 70%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 68%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 81µg 20%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 41%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 10µg 13%
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