Easy Fig Toast Recipe

Fig season is short and sweet and one of the best ways to enjoy figs is in this easy fig toast recipe. All you need is a good sourdough bread, ricotta cheese, quartered figs, honey and a sprinkle of flake salt.

This easy fig toast recipe is so simple it hardly requires a blog post, but I decided to make one anyway because you need to make this toast ASAP!

Easy Fig Toast Recipe with honey and flake salt

Fig season comes and goes so quickly every August and I always have grand plans to use figs in lots of beautiful ways, like the recipes in this round-up, but the truth is I mostly end up tossing them in a salad or eating them on this easy fig toast recipe. This toast is the perfect mix of light and rich, sweet and salty.

Easy Fig Toast Recipe : Tiger Stripes
These are called Tiger Stripe or Candy Stripe figs. They are green and yellow stripes on the outside, with crimson colored seeds and pulp on the inside.

This easy fig toast recipe is is the perfect mix of light and rich, sweet and salty. It is ideal for breakfast, a light lunch or an appetizer. All you need is some good toasted sourdough bread (I’m partial to tartine bread), a good ricotta (for this I used Bellwether Farms), fresh figs, and a drizzle of good honey (I like Nature Nates), and a sprinkle of flake salt (I love Jacobsen salt Co). You can use any type of figs you like in it, I especially love Tiger Stripe figs, pictured above, and Black Mission figs which are below.

Easy Fig Toast Recipe : Mission Figs
These are Black Mission figs.

How To Cut Figs

I’ve found the best way to cut figs is to hold them with the stem side up and slice with a serrated knife down from the stem to the bottom. Slice once more in the same direction so there are a total of four slices. Slicing figs this way makes them easy to top on the toast and also displays the fig’s beautiful centers. But there is no wrong way to cut a fig, and when I eat them plain I don’t bother to cut them at all.

Easy Fig Toast Recipe : Tiger Striped Figs

How To Store Figs

It’s best to eat figs right away, they perish quickly. You can keep them on a paper towel lined tray in your fridge for a couple of days. After a few days if you still have leftover figs you can freeze them, dehydrate them, or turn them into jam.

Easy Fig Toast Recipe

Easy Fig Toast Recipe : Honey drizzled over ricotta

easy fig toast recipe
5 from 16 votes

Easy Fig Toast Recipe

Fig season is short and sweet and one of the best ways to enjoy figs is in this easy fig toast recipe. All you need is a good sourdough bread, ricotta cheese, quartered figs, honey and a sprinkle of flake salt.

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, lunch, Snack, toast
Cuisine American
Keyword figs, flake salt, honey, ricotta, sourdough, tartine, toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 529 kcal
Author Emily


  • 2 slices good sourdough bread Tartine bread if you happen to live in SF or LA
  • 3 Tbsp ricotta cheese bellwether farms is excellent
  • 2 fresh figs, quartered
  • drizzle fresh honey Nature Nate's is a great raw, unfiltered honey
  • sprinkle flake salt Jacobsen Salt Co has great textured salt


  1. Toast your sourdough bread until it is slightly crispy and browned on edges, or to your desired doneness. Spread about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of fresh ricotta on each slice of toast. Place quartered figs on top of ricotta. Drizzle toast with some of your favorite honey. Sprinkle with salt.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Fig Toast Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 toasts)
Calories 529 Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.9g9%
Saturated Fat 2.8g18%
Carbohydrates 101.3g34%
Fiber 4.6g19%
Sugar 28.8g32%
Protein 20.3g41%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Cindy Gordon says

    5 stars
    I am a HUGE fig fan! I can’t wait to try out this fig toast with the rest of my family. I know they will love it!

  2. 5 stars
    I have never had fig like this! Looks awesome!!!

  3. 5 stars
    Those figs look gorgeous! I have never thought of simply putting them on toast, what a great easy way to enjoy them!

  4. 5 stars
    I am such a big fig fan, and I agree the season flies by so quickly. I don’t think I’ve seen those striped ones here. But I have seen mission figs and so should try some of your toast.

    • I don’t see the striped ones often, but when I do I snatch them up becuase they are my fave! All figs I’ve tried are delicious though!

  5. 5 stars
    I love figs! Looks so delicious and simply perfect for a quick snack!

  6. WOW I have a fig tree in my yard and can’t wait to try this I have never though about this before and always looking for new ways to use them! thanks

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve never seen striped figs like those, but I bet they are great. I’m pretty sure all figs are great, and your toast recipe sounds fabulous!

  8. Diana Johnson says

    5 stars
    Oh yum yum YUM! I’ve made this with goat cheese before. Gotta try ricotta. I just adore fresh figs.

  9. Catherine Brown says

    5 stars
    Mmmm, I love figs! We had a fig tree in our backyard when I was growing up but I never really cared for them. Now, I adore them… and this looks like the perfect way to indulge!

    • I had the same experience… but with a pomegranate tree in my backyard. We used to throw them and waste them and now I love them. Funny how we don’t appreciate some things until we are older.

  10. 5 stars
    Pretty & delicious – my favorite things!

  11. Christie Gagnon says

    5 stars
    Yum, I love figs. Never had them on toast -what a scrumptious breakfast!

  12. 5 stars
    This is awesome! I love how simple this is and I already grow figs at home!

  13. Alexandra says

    5 stars
    I am such a fig fan, and this toast looks absolutely incredible!!! I can’t wait to enjoy when figs are back here in season in Australia 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    I would love to have these fig toast for breakfast anyday. So healthy too!

  15. 5 stars
    Oh this amazing! I adore figs and usually just have them in a dessert.

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