Crispy Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Charcuterie Board

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Total Time: 55 min

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This recipe features a creamy goat cheese and avocado dip with crispy prosciutto on top.

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Serves: 4

California Avocado, Cheese & Charcuterie Board with California Avocado Goat Cheese Dip with Crispy Prosciutto 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, halved, peeled and thinly sliced 7 1/2 oz. Brie wedge 11 slices Spanish Manchego 8 oz. white cheddar cheese, crumbled 2 oz. sliced dry salami 1 1/2 oz. sliced Soppressata pepper-garlic salami 4 oz. salami secchi, sliced 1 (5.3-oz.) package of dried oranges 2 bunches seedless red or purple grapes 1 pt. raspberries 1 cup olives 1/2 cup whole peeled almonds 1/4 cup honey 15 crostini or pita crackers California Avocado Goat Cheese Dip with Crispy Prosciutto (see make-ahead recipe below) California Avocado Goat Cheese Dip with Crispy Prosciutto 2 slices prosciutto 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed 4 oz. plain goat cheese 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp. white balsamic vinegar 1/8 tsp. sea salt, or to taste 1/8 tsp. pepper, or to taste

California Avocado Goat Cheese Dip with Crispy Prosciutto

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. On a parchment lined baking tray, line up prosciutto without overlapping, cover with another sheet of parchment paper and another baking tray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until crispy, take care to not overcook/burn the prosciutto, remove and cool.
  3. Combine all other ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined and smooth, scraping down sides as needed, take care not to overmix. (Or combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together until smooth with a whisk or fork.)
  4. Transfer dip to a serving bowl and crumble crispy prosciutto on top.

Variations: Instead of goat cheese in the dip, Greek yogurt, feta or cream cheese can be substituted.

Beverage Pairing: Enjoy with a glass of crisp white wine like Sauvignon Blanc.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you are setting out a spread of appetizers, add a beautiful avocado rose to elevate the appeal. Or if you are looking for more casual appetizers try these California Avocado snack recipes.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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