Okay, these are dangerously good.
They are the brain child of my last-minute food-making for one of our famous Paleo Girls' Brunches, when I had planned on making something else and then couldn't find the ingredients.
So I walked around the store until I saw some prosciutto, and it was just a little "click."
They were a total hit and I've since made them myself for snacks and meals!
The saltiness of the prosciutto and the sweetness of the fig preserves balance one another perfectly.
And let's be honest - goat cheese makes everything taste better.
Goat cheese vs. cow cheese
Now, I haven't purchased cow dairy in a while.
I don't think I'm particularly reactive to it, but since giving up birth control in January 2017, my hormones have been royally screwed.
Like, I haven't had a period since.
And my lovely cheek acne has returned.
So, I've been trying to keep my foods closer to "strict paleo" as possible, since that's less-inflammatory overall.
However, many people who do have digestive issues with cow dairy will likely not respond as poorly to goat dairy.
This is because there is less lactose in it, which is one common cow milk allergen.
The other thing many people react to in cow's milk, but fail to talk about, is casein.
This is a type of protein, and each mammal has slightly different levels of different types of it in their milk.
Goats have far less of the inflammatory type that the cows' milk contains.
So... if you've been off dairy for a while, goat's milk is the kind to reincorporate if you want to try it again!
Now... this recipe uses 5 ingredients.
And each ingredient can be found in a healthier form.
For instance, the tortillas only use a few, Paleo-approved ingredients to render some awesome tortillas.
Fig preserves do exist with just "figs" in them.
Prosciutto without additives is widely available.
Go organic, grass-fed (if you can) goat cheese.
And of course, organic basil. :)
Alright... enough with the preaching. Get to making this deliciousness!
5-Ingredient Mini Fig Pizzas
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Grease a cookie sheet with fat of your choice. Place the tortillas on it.
- Spread fig preserves onto the tortillas like pizza sauce.
- Sprinkle torn up basil leaves, goat cheese, and prosciutto on top.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until the tortilla is done to your liking. They're thin, so they are easy to over-cook, though!
- Remove from the oven, easily cut with a knife or pizza cutter, and enjoy.
1/4 cup Fig preserves
1/2 cup goat cheese
Small handful fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
4 pieces prosciutto, torn into small pieces