Easy Lunch: Prosciutto Arugula Goat Cheese Tartine

I love working from home, but one of my biggest challenges is figuring out what to make for lunch. Some days it's leftovers from dinner the night before. But I don't love having leftovers for lunch. I'd rather save them for dinner because that saves me a ton of time. It means I can work a little later because I don't have to stop and make dinner. Then there are days where lunch is whatever recipe I'm testing and shooting for the cookbook. On a total side note, I'm SO excited for cookbook #2!! But then there are lots of days where I just need something super quick because I don't have time, and don't want to take the time, to make a full on elaborate lunch. And that's where this prosciutto arugula goat cheese tartine comes in!

Sometimes the simplest ingredients can combine to make the most delicious recipe! Because this sandwich doesn't use a lot of ingredients, try to find the highest quality you can. It really does make a difference!

It's sort of a riff on a sandwich you might find in a cozy Paris café. A tartine is an open faced sandwich, but you can also add another slice of toasted bread on top. You absolutely need to use a really good sourdough or other crusty bread. I'm a huge fan of Grand Central Bakery Como bread, but foccacia, ciabatta, or baguette.

Toast your bread in a toaster OR, if you want to level up the flavor, add a bit of olive oil to a skillet and toast your bread, on both sides, in the skillet. You'll want the skillet on medium low heat, and it should only take a minute or two per side.

Now's when it gets REALLY good!

Rub a garlic clove over your toasted bread. This is going to add so much flavor!! Then spread some goat cheese, layer with fresh prosciutto and top off with arugula and a generous drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Some grated lemon zest and Maldon salt finish it off really nicely. All these ingredients combine to make such a perfect prosciutto arugula goat cheese sandwich.


What can I use instead of prosciutto?

The skies the limit! You can use slices of roast chicken, turkey, speck, Serrano ham, salami, or pancetta.

What can I use instead of goat cheese?

You can use burrata, mozzarella, feta, brie or simply spread the bread with really good butter like Kerrygold, Plugra or any European brand. The higher fat in European brands means more flavor. If you want to take this sandwich to the next level use hummus, fig jam or pesto instead of goat cheese.

What can I use instead of arugula?

Any greens work! Your favorite salad mix, baby kale, spinach, radicchio, frisée, dandelion greens, watercress or sprouts.

What are other toppings I can use?

The beauty of sandwiches is you can add whatever you like! Pickled red onions, capers, toasted pumpkin seeds, walnuts, sundried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, basil, olives or

I can't wait for you to try this! If you're struggling with trying to find lunch ideas that are quick and crazy good, you'll LOVE this prosciutto arugula goat cheese tartine!


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Leave a comment below and let me know what tasty ingredients you used on your tartine!

Prosciutto Arugula Goat Cheese Tartine

Open faced sandwich with toasted bread, topped with salty prosciutto, bitter arugula and creamy goat cheese. It's the perfect quick lunch or easy dinner when you don't feel like cooking!
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Course: easy lunch, Lunch, no cook dinner
Keyword: prosciutto sandwich, sandwich recipe, weekday lunch
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1



  • Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil to a medium skillet. Over low to medium low heat, toast both slices of bread on each side. This should take a minute or two per side. Toast until they're nice and golden brown on both sides. You can also toast your bread in a toaster.
  • Remove slices of bread and put on a plate. Rub the side you'll layer with your ingredients with a garlic clove.
  • Spread goat cheese on both slices. Layer with prosciutto and top with arugula.
  • Garnish with fresh lemon zest, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with Maldon salt and enjoy!
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