[ad] Focaccia Bites with Pesto and Prosciutto di Parma – Delicious little bite-sized aperitivo snacks with classic Italian pesto and Prosciutto do Parma ham.
In the last of my mini series of collaborative recipes with Prosciutto di Parma, I am pleased to be able to share my third recipe and serving idea, Focaccia Bites with Pesto and Prosciutto di Parma. These little cubes of bread with classic pesto and the hero ingredient of Parma Ham are very easy to make, and you can make them with bakery or shop bought focaccia bread, as well as home-made. If like me, you nearly always have jars of pesto, artisan bread and a couple of packets of Parma Ham in the fridge (for impromptu nibbling and enticing recipes), you will probably not need to go out to buy the ingredients. And, if you don’t have focaccia bread to hand, then use any bread, and just drizzle some olive oil over it before adding the pesto and Prosciutto di Parma.
I regularly make my own sourdough bread, and that includes focaccia too, but this time I used a lovely bakery style focaccia, that had garlic and rosemary in it. I used a jar of what I would call a classic Italian pesto, made with basil, olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano. However, you could make your own pesto for this simple recipe, as I have in the past here, Swiss Chard and Walnut Pesto. The only ingredient that cannot be substituted is the Parma Ham, as its delectable, slightly salty and honeyed taste is the star of these little Italian style bites. Plus, the drying process that Parma Ham goes through creates a ham that is very low in fat content, with many mineral salts, vitamins, antioxidants and easily digestible proteins, and that makes for a meltingly tender texture too.
As well as today’s recipe for Focaccia Bites with Pesto and Prosciutto di Parma, I have already shared two more recipe ideas on Lavender and Lovage, that you can find here:
And, as well as these two recipes, you can get lots more serving ideas on the Prosciutto di Parma website here: RECIPES. Today’s recipe is shared below, and I would love to hear from you if you make these little Parma ham and pesto bites, and what the occasion was, not that there needs to be an occasion! Karen
*Collaborative paid post*