Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad

Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad

This Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad combines sweet, salty, and savoury flavours and soft, crunchy, and chewy textures. And those maple caramelized walnuts? Make sure to make more because they are an excellent snacking material!

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Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad

Hey folks, how are you doing? I hope you had a lovely weekend, and you are now ready to tackle this new week. Also, if you are from Canada, I hope you had a wonderful (and tasty) Thanksgiving.

I love October as it tends to offer many warm and sunny days yet fresh mornings and cool nights. Personally, I love that contrast! But I will admit that sometimes you need a little extra kick to leave your warm bed in the mornings :) (And this warming and cozy Spiced Maple Pear Oatmeal totally can be such kick.)

And I do not even mention an abundance of autumn (and late summer) fruits and vegetables such as squashes, apples, pears, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and figs.

Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad

I have already shared another salad with figs and walnuts – Caramelized Fig Walnut Salad. Quite similar yet quite different. The abovementioned recipe offered caramelizing walnuts together with figs in honey. This variation uses fresh figs and maple caramelized walnuts. Oh yes – plus prosciutto. Daisy approved :)

I made a simple dressing with olive oil, pomegranate molasses, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup. But feel free to simply drizzle it with a bit of oil and balsamic vinegar.

And should I say that these caramelized walnuts are irresistibly delicious? Please make sure to make more because there is a chance none will make to the salad.

More Fig Recipes

Looking for more fig recipes? I’ve got some!

Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal

Maple Fig Jam

Fig Blue Cheese Flatbread

Fig Avocado Smoked Salmon Salad

I hope you like this Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad, and you will give it a try soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad

Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Salads, Appetizers, Main


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This Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad combines sweet, salty, and savoury flavours and soft, crunchy, and chewy textures. Serves two as a main dish or 4-6 as a side.


  • Maple Caramelized Walnuts:
  • 2 tbsp. butter

  • 3-4 tbsp. maple syrup

  • 2/3 to 1 cup walnut halves

  • a little pinch of salt (optional)

  • a little pinch of cinnamon (optional)

  • Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad:
  • 5-6 fresh figs, halved or quartered

  • few handfuls of arugula or other greens of your choice

  • 4-6 slices of prosciutto

  • 1/4 cup soft cheese like goat’s cheese

  • Dressing (optional):
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

  • 1 tsp. pomegranate molasses

  • 1/2 tsp. maple syrup

  • a few drops of balsamic vinegar


  • Maple Caramelized Walnuts:
  • In a pan combine the butter and maple syrup over medium heat and cook for 2 minutes, until thickened a bit.
  • Reduce heat to medium low. Stir in the walnuts and sauté, tossing occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant. If the maple caramel starts burning, reduce the heat even more – or remove the pan from heat for 30-40 seconds to cool down.
  • Off the heat and transfer the walnuts on a plate or parchment lined baking sheet. Let the nuts cool for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad:
  • For the salad, combine the arugula or other greens, figs, prosciutto, some of the walnuts, and cheese.
  • For the dressing, simply whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle the salad before serving. However, you can simply go with a little of olive oil and balsamic instead. Enjoy!

8 thoughts on “Caramelized Walnut Fig Prosciutto Salad

  1. Raymund says:

    hat’s a flavor explosion! The combination of sweet figs, savory prosciutto, and those irresistible maple caramelized walnuts sounds divine. I can’t wait to try this salad; it’s a perfect balance of flavors and textures.

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    Ah, the Salad King is back! Autumn really is a great time of the year for salads with all of the yummy apples, nuts and figs. Our fig tree didn’t produce any figs this year, but it’s still growing like crazy. I think it was due to a late freeze back in the spring. I’ll have to keep this recipe idea in mind for next fall when we have so many figs that I don’t know how to eat ’em all!!
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