This Summer has been pretty great so far. We’ve had a lot of sunshine, beautiful, warm weather which means a lot of friends and family get togethers! One of my favourite activities this Summer has been hanging out by the pool at my sister’s place and cooking up new and delicious dishes.
When it’s hot out, all I really want are delicious and light foods. I’m partnering with Proscuitto Di Parma to share two super easy and seriously delicious appetizers you need to try! Whether you’re adding prosciutto to a cheese board, crisping it up to crumble over a salad or wrapping it in fruit, I love using an authentic and delicious product like Prosciutto di Parma. So invite some friends and family over and make these bites. ..You may need to make extra.
Anytime I’m buying prosciutto from the grocery store or my local the market, I always ask for Prosciutto di Parma. Its 100% all-natural, gluten-free ham made with four simple ingredients: pork, sea salt, air and time. Prosciutto di Parma is a PDO (Protected Designated of Origin) Prosciutto di Parma can only be produced in the city of Parma in North-Central Italy. To put a designation on a piece of meat means its kind of a big deal and if you haven’t tasted Prosciutto di Parma, I promise you, it is worth it. It’s delicate and melts in your mouth. I recommend the 24 month. 🙂
Prosciutto di Parma pairs so well with many different fruits and cheeses and wine, beer, cocktails, you name it! I made these peach and bocconcini skewers and mini peach and buffalo mozzarella flatbread pizzas both made with Prosciutto de Parma. They have similar ingredients prepared in different ways so you can spend less time grocery shopping and cooking, more time eating and spending time with your loves!
Prosciutto di Parma Appetizer #1
These prosciutto, peach and boccocini/brie skewers are just that. Simple and delicious. Prosciutto di Parma, fresh Ontario peaches, mild cheese like boccocini or brie and basil rounds it all out. These skewers are perfect for entertaining because they take no time to put together and you can make them in advance (win!).
- Proscuitto di Parma
- Fresh Peaches
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 container of boccocini or 1 wheel of brie
- 1 handful of fresh basil
- Fresh bread
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Start by cutting the bread into 1 inch cubes and brushing it with olive oil. Toast either on a grill, panini press or in the oven at 450F for 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Set aside.
- Cut the peaches into one bite pieces, place in a bowl and toss in a little lemon juice to prevent browning.
- Take one layer of Prosciutto di Parma, loosely roll and skewer. Add a basil leaf, peach slice and cheese of choice, in whatever order makes your heart happy. Place on a platter, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Proscuitto di Parma Appetizer #2
Mini flatbread pizzas topped with fresh buffalo mozzarella, sweet grilled peaches, Prosciutto di Parma, a sprinkling of basil and a drizzle of your favourite pesto. It uses the same ingredients as the skewers recipes but you can switch up the fruit to grilled plums or figs drizzled with honey would be delicious too! I promise, these will not disappoint!
- Prosciutto di Parma
- Fresh peaches, sliced into wedges
- Buffalo Mozzarella
- Fresh basil
- Pesto (store bought is fine)
- Package of mini naan flatbread
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Lightly brush the mini naan bread with olive oil and place on a grill or panini press for 2 minutes until golden and a little crisp. Set aside to cool.
- Slice the peaches in wedges and lightly drizzle with olive oil and grill undisturbed for grill marks for 2-3 minutes until soft. Set aside.
- Spoon about 2 tbsp of buffalo mozzarella onto the flatbread as the sauce. Layer with the grilled peaches and loosely drape the Proscuitto di Parma over top. Give the flatbreads a light drizzle of pesto (I used basil) and a couple leaves of fresh basil.
That’s it! Proscuitto di Parma appetizers two ways that are easy to make, ridiculously delicious and perfect for entertaining this Summer. Well, for what’s left of Summer anyway ;). Feel free to swap out the peaches for other juicy fruits like watermelon, plums or strawberries!
Have you tried Prosciutto di Parma? What are some of your favourite ways to eat Prosciutto di Parma?
Thank you to Prosciutto di Parma for sponsoring these delicious recipes.