Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Fig, Ham, and Nectarine Salad in Wine Syrup

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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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1/2 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

2 pints fresh green and/or purple figs, stemmed

2 large firm-ripe nectarines

1 (1/4 pound) piece country ham or prosciutto, cut into 1/4-inch thick julienne strips

Mint sprigs and/or fresh grape leaves for garnish


  1. In a small saucepan boil wine and water with sugar until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes, and remove pan from heat. Cool wine syrup slightly and chill. Wine syrup may be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered.
  2. Halve the figs and cut nectarines into thin wedges. In a bowl gently toss fruit with ham or prosciutto and half of wine syrup.
  3. Arrange salad on a platter and pour remaining wine syrup over it. Garnish salad with mint and/or grape leaves.