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Prosciutto, Arugula and Balsamic Sandwich

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This prosciutto di Parma, peppery arugula, sweet balsamic and heart healthy olive oil on french bread is a winning combination.

This prosciutto di Parma, peppery arugula, sweet balsamic and heart healthy olive oil on french bread is a winning combination.Prosciutto, Arugula and Balsamic Sandwich

Other sandwiches I love that don’t require heating up are  Tomato Roasted Pepper and Mozzarella Sandwich,  Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Avocado and Tomato, and my favorite… Roast Beef, Arugula and Shaved Parmesan.

The addition of prosciutto in this sandwich is a perfect example of using meat as a condiment. It has so much concentrated flavor, that a little goes a long way. I load this up with arugula and balsamic (sometimes I add fresh tomatoes and shaved parmesan) and I’m one happy camper!

French bread or baguettes are usually fat free, so that’s my bread of choice when I make a sandwich. Always check nutritional info because some brands add oil. And by the way, I cheated and scooped out some of the bread to give me a larger sandwich for less carbs, I think this is a Long Island thing, we do that with bagels too!

Prosciutto, Arugula and Balsamic Sandwich

5 from 2 votes
This prosciutto di Parma, peppery arugula, sweet balsamic and heart healthy olive oil on french bread is a winning combination.
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
This prosciutto di Parma, peppery arugula, sweet balsamic and heart healthy olive oil on french bread is a winning combination.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 sandwich


  • 3 oz french bread or baguette
  • 2/3 cup baby arugula
  • .75 oz imported prosciutto, fat trimmed
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh cracked pepper


  • Whisk together balsamic and oil.
  • Cut bread, top with arugula, prosciutto and top with balsamic, oil and fresh cracked pepper.

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Serving: 1 sandwich, Calories: 289.8 kcal, Carbohydrates: 40.8 g, Protein: 10.8 g, Fat: 6.8 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 530 mg, Fiber: 1.7 g, Sugar: 1.5 g


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40 comments on “Prosciutto, Arugula and Balsamic Sandwich”

    1. Are you using the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

      1. I agree it is a lot more points. Yes I used the recipe builder. On green its 10pts and I don’t think any of the items with points are free on blue. Even so, 3oz french bread is 7. Unless you have found some magical bread! Wish it was 4! Love your recipes Gina

  1. This link is broken/leads to a video game: “Always check nutritional info because some brands add oil. And by the way, I cheated and scooped out some of the bread ..”

  2. My store didn't have prosciutto so I used ham and it was still DELICIOUS! I loved the oil and balsamic over a mayonnaise.

  3. This is my new obsession! I had one for dinner last night and lunch today and it's amazing. I sprinkled a little parmesan on it too. Such a filling lunch!

  4. this is AWESOME. soooooo good! even the hubby cant get enough of this. considering there is barely any actually cooking involved, this is amazing.

  5. I make this ALL the time. I love it. I toast the baguette in the toaster oven and them add the prosciutto and arugula. It's a delicious meal in minutes. YUM!

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    Stephanie Richard

    This is delish! I had it for lunch today–easy to make this morning before I left for work even though I was running late. I will be eating this again for sure 🙂

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    Wow Gina, you amaze me. I made for lunch and it was totally devine! Thank you for doing this blog. I thought it would be hard going on WW but you have made it so easy and your food is delicious. I actually look forward to going on the scale this week. Thank you

  8. I made this sandwich with some tomato and frexh mozzarella cheese and it was delicious! When I ran out of baguette I chopped up the ingredients small to make a salad with the oil and balsamic vinegar as dressing. So good!

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    Jenn @leftoverqueen

    This is my kind of sandwich! There is definitely something about prosciutto and arugala together!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Linda, would love to hear how your blintze recipe turns out! And yes, this would be wonderful with the Cream of Asparagus! One of my favorite light soups.

    Denise, I completely agree, the bread makes the sandwich!

  11. I had no idea that french bread would be so low in points. I haven't been eating many sandwiches lately because I can't find a good low point bread! For me the sandwich is all about the bread! This looks sooo good. Can't wait to try it!! As always Gina, you knock it out of the park!!


  12. This would be great with that unbelievable Cream of Asparagus soup you posted last year (or 2009?). Started WW in January and you've been my go to place for the best recipes. Being Hungarian, I had to try those palacsinta (sp?) crepes that you made. They were great – eventually I'm going to try to lighten up our family's fave blintze recipe. I'll let you know if it's successful. Thanks for doing all the hard work – we reap the benefits!

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    Kenlie Tiggeman

    Oh Gina, that looks incredible! I'm eating ham and swiss which is not measuring up now that I think about it..

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Ellie, I love you. You always make whatever I post!

    My husband's playing cards with the boys tonight, guess what I'm having for dinner tonight!! Yup!! Buying some fresh bread on my way home. I might even do this with a little Fontina and caramelized onions and make a panini. nom!

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    John Aaron Wellness

    This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it and recommend it to my clients. Thanks for a great post! : ) John Aaron

  16. This looks divine! You can't go wrong with arugula and prosciutto. What a simple, winning combination!

  17. It was SO Delish! Had it for Dinner along w/some of your Sweet Potato Baked Fries… HEAVEN..Loved it so much gonna have one for lunch tomorrow! 🙂

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Yeah, scooping the guts out of bread MUST be a ling island thing!! Lol it's pretty genious!

    The bread was from the bakery section of my supermarket. It was white but if they had whole wheat French, that would have been great. The bread was 3 pts, so as long as it works out to 3, use what you like.

    Let's see, I would maybe use watercress? Or even mixed baby greens.

  19. Hi Gina,

    What brand / kind of french bread did you use? Is it whole wheat? The picture looks like white bread. I'm okay with white bread, just want to find one that is low in points plus! Thanks!


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    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry

    I love the salty taste of Prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar?? Get outta here that has to be soo good!! I have trouble finding arugula around here, any other type of salad you'ld recommend?

  21. What an AWESOME idea! Scooping 'guts' out of the bread?! Someone forgot to tell us Midwest people that! lol I like the crust the best anyway! Oh MAN! Wait until summer tomatoes are in. I may subsist on this ALL summer!

  22. Looks great. Love the bite of arugula with the earthiness of the prosciutto and sweet acidity of the balsamic vinegar.

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    This is my dream sandwich!! Food porn for sure! I couldn't wait to take a bite while I was shooting this!

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    Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking)

    What a delicious combination! I love proscuitto but never eat it except at the holidays… That should change with this sandwich! It looks just wonderful, Gina.

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    Single Stone Studios

    This is my kind of food!! I'm really excited to try this! Just found your blog a few weeks ago through a friend and I am loving the recipes!