Nourish: Fig Toast
October 10, 2023
Nourishment does not have to be complicated. Often the most simple foods are the most satisfying. This series celebrates all things comforting and cozy. Read back in our NOURISH series for her recipes for Ochazuke & Kimchi Gyoza.
Today Melody is sharing a dish that utilizes late summer/early fall figs. There’s nothing quite like an end of summer fig. The interior is nature’s jam and hardly needs anything to improve the taste. We love the immense variety you can find in figs. In Los Angeles, we are lucky enough to have access to Brown Turkey, Black Mission, Panache, and Violette de Bordeaux – just to name a few.
For this recipe, we like to use the classic Black Mission. Easy to find and a crowd-pleaser, this dark and dramatic fig is known for its incredibly sweet and velvety meat and relatively low-acid content – making it one of the most versatile varieties.
When paired with cheese, figs take on an entirely different dimension. The combination of jammy figs and a creamy fresh cheese creates a balanced and sophisticated snack. Perfect for breakfast or a midday snack, this dish comes together in the time it takes to brown your toast.
Fig Toast Recipe
- 3 Tbsp Ricotta
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 3-4 Black Mission Figs
- Toast of your choice
- Basil leaves (torn)
- Coarse Salt
- Chili Flakes
- Black Pepper
- Toast your bread
- Slice figs about ⅓” thick
- Spread your ricotta over toast evenly
- Arrange figs in a single layer
- Drizzle figs with honey
- Roughly tear basil leaves and arrange over the toast
- Season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes