Fig, Prosciutto and Bocconcini Salad

My sister, Lou, is now living in Oz after 10 years in Beijing.  Two of her children have birthdays within a couple of days of each other.  For the past decade I have only seen my niece and nephew’s combined birthday parties through a screen but now, everything’s changed.

Summer salad

Summer salad

We were invited to a barbecue lunch to celebrate the two birthdays.  I asked what I could bring and Lou said a salad would be great.  And she asked Katie to bring hors d’oeuvres.

With lemon and honey dressing

With lemon and honey dressing

Over the summer I have really loved fig season and as it is very quickly coming to a close, thought we should enjoy one more dish with figs.  And Katie thought the exact same thing.

Salad dressing

Salad dressing

And I thought figs and prosciutto go so well together that I’d make a dish with those hand-in-hand ingredients.  And Katie thought the exact same thing.

Fig season!

Fig season!

I made a fig, prosciutto and cherry bocconcini salad with a lemon and honey dressing.

Katie made figs wrapped in prosciutto.

Fig season!

Fig season!

And she also did some smoked salmon creme fraiche on crackers.

Creme fraiche and smoked salmon

Creme fraiche and smoked salmon

There were no complaints about the over supply of figs and prosciutto and everything was eaten so I guess, when in season, you can never have too many figs.  And prosciutto is good only all the time.

Katie also made smoked salmon and creme fraiche on crackers

Katie also made smoked salmon and creme fraiche on crackers

Once the prosciutto has been grilled, the salad will only take a few minutes to put together.  All the dressing ingredients are combined in a container, given a shake and it’s ‘mission accomplished’.

My little guy lights the candles

My little guy lights the candles

Help yourself

Help yourself

The barbecue

The barbecue

Millie's smartie cookies

Millie’s smartie cookies

All kids love the chocolate game

All kids love the chocolate game

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Fig, Prosciutto and Bocconcini Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: Serves 8
A summer salad of fresh figs, prosciutto and cherry bocconcini with a lemon and honey dressing.
  • 100gm rocket
  • 10 fresh figs, quartered
  • 12 slices of thin prosciutto, grilled
  • Handful of drained cherry bocconcini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbspn honey
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Place rocket in a large salad bowl. Layer other ingredients into the salad.
  2. In a small container, add lemon juice, honey, olive oil and seasoning. With a lid on tightly, shake until creamy. Pour over salad just before serving.


Still warm enough to eat outside

Still warm enough to eat outside

Fig, Prosciutto and Boccinini Salad

Fig, Prosciutto and Boccinini Salad


  1. Love the look of that salad- just perfect.

  2. Oh, how funny – clearly you and your sister are on the same food wavelength 🙂 It’s lovely that you can be so close now after the years of living apart. And I personally think you can never have too many figs!

  3. Danielle says:

    I love it — figs and prosciutto two ways! A perfect salad to go with a barbecue. It must be so nice to have your sister back.

  4. How nice that your sister has moved home and that three of you are in the same country at least. You’re right – prosciutto and figs are just made for each other and you can never have enough of either. What’s the chocolate game? I’m curious.

  5. Fresh figs are such a luxury! I love seeing your family party.

  6. I could never complain about TOO MANY FIGS. Your salad sounds so lovely! I’m going to have to remember it once figs are back in season here.

  7. how wonderful to have your sister back! i can’t imagine living in china at all never mind 10 years. how brave some people are! yum to prosciutto not so much to the figs.

  8. How wonderful for you to have your sister Lou back living near you. Alfie and his cousin look so much alike they could be brothers (ninth photo).

    Great minds think alike– re. your salads.

    What is the chocolate game?

    Happy birthday to the two littles.

  9. Such a lovely party in the open air. Happy birthday.

  10. I love figs so I wouldn’t have complained at all – such a variety of fig dishes is meant to be enjoyed – right? 😉
    I am game for anything with chocolate, so, I would love to know more about the “Chocolate Game” in that last picture…?

  11. It looks like there are going to be lots more parties in the future now that your sister and her children have moved to Oz. So much good food too even with the prosciutto and fig duplication. Can you HAVE too much prosciutto? 🙂

  12. I never get tired of figs and prosciutto…or mozzarella for that matter! So glad you and your sis can be close together again.

  13. Great looking salad. It must be wonderful to have your sister back. So, what is the chocolate game? GG

  14. How nice for you all to be so close again Charlie, you’re definitely on the same wavelength as each other food -wise 🙂
    This looks like a perfect salad, such great flavours, I hope I can still find some figs in a couple of weeks so I can make this for Easter. Yummo! Xo

  15. We have several fig trees here and have been enjoying the last of them just this weekend. I love that fig salad and make it regularly myself. The lemon and honey dressing is just sublime.

  16. What a beautiful platter, Charlie, just divine! I’ve got two fig trees growing in half wine barrels… we did get a handful of figs this season!

  17. Sweet Posy Dreams says:

    Looks like a wonderful time was had all round. The figs look luscious in the salad.

  18. I will surely be making your salad once my fig tree is bearing again. How wonderful to have your sister and her family close by again. I see many family get together in the future.

  19. Such a fun gathering! I’d be all over your salad—well, I’d eat everything at this birthday bash!!!

  20. Okay, what’s the chocolate game?

    I bought figs yesterday and I’ve gone through in my head about 50 ways to use them. They are gorgeous. I might just drizzle a bit of honey and eat them one at a time. 🙂

  21. how funny that you both chose figs and prosciutto – your salad looks lovely – makes me wish I made more of fig season – though at least I had a few on the weekend from a friend’s tree

  22. Absolutely love figs Charlie and a wonderful salad! Happy Birthday to your niece and nephew!

  23. Such a gorgeous salad, Charlie. 🙂 And how wonderful to have more family close by. 🙂

  24. Love your salad Charlie. Perfect combination of ingredients. Sadly our fig tree stopped producing a while back and the leaves are starting to fall at a rapid rate too. Thankfully our weather is still good(ish).
    Happy birthday to your sister’s 2 and how lovely to have your family so close by now.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  25. It is still early in our fig season and we have a fabulous local grower so will be giving this a try very soon. Where I work we have got fig trees in the gardens we just grab them off the trees and eat them like apples or I sometimes cut a slit in the side and stuff with a piece of our sheep feta – fabulous.

  26. Figs are one of the best things about summer! Although this year I didn’t find them to be very good. Looks like you got some good ones! 🙂

  27. Love figs just wish we had them all year roundddddd and not just over summer 🙂 It’s so nice that your sister has moved back to Sydney because it means you will see her a lot more! YAY!

  28. I can’t wait for fig season, your salad looks amazing! I love figs wrapped in prosciutto too, my version has a smear of goats cheese on the prosciutto with an arugula leaf, so delicious. I have a fig tree and for the last two years it has grown several figs but they fall off before they are ripe, I may give up on it this year.

  29. That fig salad looks amazing! So lucky to have your sister back.

  30. Charlie,
    gorgeous, fabulous presentation.
    you truly put me to shame 🙂
    I’d love to be pampered by you!!! xx

  31. It must be wonderful for you to have your sister home after such a long time! You can never have too many figs I say. I’m stashing this away for next year when hopefully I have my own home-grown figs.
    Oh how I used to love the chocolate game!

  32. I just love figs and look forward to ours coming into season! I will definitely remember this wonderful salad for just that time. And I’m so happy for you that your sister is back in Oz. You will undoubtedly have many happy family gatherings and maybe in the future you will have to check with Katie to see what she will be bringing. 🙂 Never too much of a good thing, however. ox

  33. I like the idea of grilling the prosciutto for the salad! And now you have to tell me what the chocolate game is!!

  34. Boy I wish we were friends.

  35. Impossible to have too much prosciutto. Or figs. Just. Can’t. Happen. 😉 Fun post — thanks.

  36. As ever the food at your family dos looks fab. I have been loving fig season too. I think prosciutto is beautifully matched with any sweet fruit. I am sad the fig season is at an end too. They are such a beautifully decedent item.

  37. What a beautiful salad, Charlie and how lovely for you to have your sister home after such a long time. I’m sure this will be just the first of many family dinners!

  38. Oh my goodness. This salad looks divine. I was so impressed I pinned and tweeted! Yum.

  39. Charlie I think I’ve missed out on something rather important…What’s the chocolate game??

  40. How absolutely fantabulous to have your sister back in Australia! (My sister just returned from Qatar and my niece is still there.) And what a gorgeous way to celebrate, too, Charlie. The colors and flavor profiles in your salad could not be more perfect! P.s. Speaking of heavenly flavors…Very much appreciate Katie’s lox and creme fraiche contribution, too!

  41. A lovely classical never to fail salad that i also love! I love all of the presented foods here!
    Yum yum yumm!

  42. Yum,yum and yum! I love fresh figs… especially with blue cheese, one of my downfalls, thankfully figs aren’t in season for very long 🙂 Liz xx


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