Ricotta Fig Toast


Trader Joe’s was sampling the most beautiful figs the other day, I just had to buy a package. I figured I’d buy them and figure out what to do with them once I got home.


My friend, Azita, was the first person to introduce me to fresh figs. When she first asked me to try one, I didn’t think I’d like it. Well, I was certainly wrong! Azita also introduced me to pomegranates and dates. She’s introduced me to all the things I didn’t think I’d ever want to try. Thank you, Azi! I love them all.

I decided I would make ricotta fig toast. This could be a simple afternoon snack, or a lovely lunch served with a simple arugula salad. I’m even thinking about making these in crostini size as an appetizer for my Dinner Club next month, or for Thursday night book club, which I will also be hosting in September.

This was so easy to throw together. I toasted a slice of sourdough bread and spread it with a couple tablespoons of part-skim ricotta cheese. I then drizzled a small amount of honey over the ricotta before placing my figs and pistachios on top. To finish my toast, I sprinkled a pinch of sea salt over everything.

Ingredients (for 1 toast)

  • 1 slice sourdough bread, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2-3 figs, cut in quarters
  • 5 pistachios, shelled
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Toast bread.
  2. Spread toast with ricotta.
  3. Drizzle honey over cheese.
  4. Place figs and pistachios on top.
  5. Season with sea salt.


Until next time, Kris



Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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