¼ CUP OLIVE Oil
3 TBS FIG PRESERVES – if available
3 or 4 FRESH FIGS – sliced or halved, more as necessary
3 TBS WHITE WINE VINEGAR
2 TBS HONEY
1 GARLIC CLOVE
SALT and PEPPER – to taste
SHAVED CHEESE – your choice
PISTACHIOS – toasted and chopped
Whisk together olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, minced garlic clove, salt and pepper, to taste, preserves, if available. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to use.
Serve over arugula, with prosciutto slices and shaved hard cheese of your choice such as Manchego. Top with fig halves and a sprinkling of pistachios or even walnuts.
NOTE: We have a mini fig farm in our backyard so now, as the figs are coming in it is a battle to get to them before the squirrels, chipmunks and birds. This is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the figs but we also make a good supply of Fig Jam.