If you are looking for a quick, dinner idea that looks fancy, allow me to introduce you to my Prosciutto Fig Quesadillas...I's the perfect combination of sweet and salty!
My family loves prosciutto, which is a thin sliced Italian ham. It's so easy to use in salads or sandwiches, so why not quesadillas?
Quesadillas are one of my easy go-to dinners on hectic nights (which seem to every night these days!) I was trying to think of new creative ideas for quesadillas that no one would complain about and that might seem like something new.
Well it worked. These were a huge success.
I know I have
complained said this before but summer is so difficult to get anything done. My kids all play baseball every night and are here during the day.
All. Day. Long.
Funny thing is that as I am typing this, two of them literally got into a wrestling match and landed on top of my lap top. The oldest one stood there and smiled. Sigh...
I know I have to soak these days in because they won't be this young forever, but some days I feel like I am losing my mind. And my sanity.
And any brain cells I may or may not have had before. But they are so sweet (when they want to be) and for the most part, I really enjoy this time with them.
It's just hard to get any work done. And that's ok.
Recipes can wait until the fall but these baseball games can't. I have to keep reminding myself, they won't be this young forever...
*Edited to add
Now my older two are teenagers and are way taller than me. I knew it wouldn't last that long.
Anyway, back to these awesome quesadillas...
They are completely customizable to however you like them. I have made these with bacon which was outrageously delicious, feta cheese (my all time favorite) and spinach if you don't have arugula.
The possibilities are endless so use whatever you have in your house to make things easier and save yourself a trip to the grocery store. However, the prosciutto fig combination is the BEST.
Who doesn't love a little combination of sweet and salty?
- 4 cups arugula
- 2 green onions chopped
- 2 cloves garlic diced
- ½ cup goat cheese
- 6 pieces prosciutto
- 6 fresh figs sliced into ¼ inch pieces
- 6 to rtillas I used 6 inch whole grain
- Mix the arugula, garlic and onions in a large skillet over medium heat until wilted, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add cheese. Mix well.
- Place tortillas on skillet or griddle prepared with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat. Place arugula mixture on half of the tortilla and top with 1 piece of prosciutto and chopped figs.
- Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown, making sure to flip over to cook evenly.
- Remove from heat and slice in half. Serve immediately.
These are so flavorful on your own but one of my kids wanted to dip it into balsamic vinaigrette. Good thing I had some in the fridge!
My youngest likes to dip these in ranch dressing, but to be honest he dips just about everything in ranch dressing. No joke, he even loves it on his pizza which I have been told is a southern thing?
I hope you like these and hope that you are enjoying your summer!
If you make these quesadillas or any of my other recipes, please come back and let me know. I love to hear from you!
Thank you for stoping by!
I had these a while ago and really liked them. A lot. I need to make this again
I am so glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping by!
Julie @ Girl on the Move
These look absolutely delicious!!!
Thanks so much Julie!
love quesedillas and this is by far my favorite to make! (and very easy to make) love how sweetness of the figs complements the flavors of the prosciutto and goat cheese. And the arugula gave it a nice little crunch. Next time I am going to try this using Kale instead of arugula for a little extra crunch! Thanks for sharing!
I am so glad you liked them Reggie!! 🙂
kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox
These look absolutely mouth-watering! I love figs but never thought to put them in a quesadilla. Enjoy your summer, the time does fly by so fast.
Thanks Kellie!! I hope you enjoy the summer too 🙂
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens
Your summers sound a lot like mine (well ... except we sub baseball for x-country training, soccer and lacrosse ...) 😀 ! Quick and easy dinners are so important, and I just love the awesome flavors in this! You had me at prosciutto and figs, but (my oh my!) goat cheese put it over the top! Pinning for sure!
Thanks so much Shelley! 🙂
What a great combination of flavors. I really love figs!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
Your brain cells you may or may not have had before LOL I love it. You're hilarious. We eat prosciutto like it's our job over here so I will be trying this! Love the unique idea.
LOL Ashley! XO
Oh these quesadillas look so yummy. I order things w/ fig all the time out at restaurants, but I have actually never worked w/ it at home! I'm loving the goat cheese!
Thanks Christine! 🙂
Yes! This is such a great idea! I love fig and prosciutto already and to quesadilla it? Brilliant.
Mouthwatering! It's first crop summer fig season. I better get some and make these delicious quesadillas.
I hope you like them! 🙂
Yum! I will have to try these! Looks delicious! I too, am a fan of any Italian meats
Martha @ A Family Feast
You had me at fig...and then prosciutto...and then AGAIN at quesadillas! Sounds like the perfect dish!
Thank you Martha!!
Stephanie @ Back For Seconds
I am always looking for quick dinners like this, thanks!
Thanks for popping over Stephanie! 🙂
Aw! You have a beautiful family. I totally know how you feel with loosing your mind! I don't have boys yet but I have two girls ages 1 1/2 and 2 1/2. Girls don't play baseball yet or wrestle but they sure know how to throw huge diva tantrums and can be so sneaky we call them ninjas. Hang in there girl! Summer isn't too much longer lol. You nailed it with creating a new creative quesadilla! I am also a huge quesadilla fan! I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much Crystal! I don't think it matters, boys or girls, summer is crazy busy! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂