Fresh figs with ricotta toast & balsamic

Creamy cheese and sweet figs are a delicious match and taste even better drizzled with honey and sticky, aged balsamic

  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

Serves: 4


8 slices sourdough bread
Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
200g ricotta
1 tbsp clear honey, plus extra to serve
8 figs
Aged balsamic vinegar — a thick and sticky variety such as
Waitrose Invecchiato or Belazu Special Reserve, to serve


1. Preheat a griddle over a medium–high heat. Lightly drizzle the bread on both sides with oil and cook for 1–2 minutes each side until charred.

2. Meanwhile, combine the ricotta, honey and a little freshly ground black pepper in a bowl.

3. Spread each piece of toast with the ricotta mixture. Slice or tear the figs and divide among the toasts. Drizzle with more honey and balsamic, then finish with freshly ground black pepper to serve.