Ricotta Toast is a delicious breakfast or snack that you can whip up in 10 minutes! Fresh sourdough bread is toasted and topped with creamy whipped ricotta cheese, fresh figs, and honey. It can be customized to whatever toppings you like, too!
This easy recipe is the new avocado toast! You’ll love whipping up this simple recipe as your go-to breakfast on busy mornings, or for a filling afternoon snack.
Why you’ll love this Ricotta Toast:
- Toasted Sourdough – Who can resist a slice of crisp, fresh bread?
- Whipped Ricotta – Whipped Ricotta takes 2 minutes to whip up (hah!) and creates a lovely smooth texture.
- Honeyed Figs – Figs drizzled with honey are incredibly delicious, and this is such a great way to enjoy fresh fruit like figs!
- Sourdough – Use your favorite, good quality sourdough bread sliced into thick slices.
- Ricotta – Ricotta cheese can be found near the specialty cheeses in the grocery store. It comes in a tub.
- Figs – Fresh figs are delicious with the flavors in this recipe!
- Gluten-free – Feel free to use your favorite gluten free bread.
- Dairy-free – Swap in your favorite dairy free ricotta cheese to make this recipe dairy free.
- Other Fruits – Try this recipe with any other fruits you like!
How to Make this Ricotta Toast Recipe Step-by-Step:
Step 1: Make the Whipped Ricotta. Add ricotta, olive oil, heavy cream, salt, and pepper to a medium bowl.
Step 2: Whisk for a minute or two, until it has a whipped consistency.
Step 3: Prep your Toppings. Slice your fresh figs, and grab any other toppings you might want. Plums, arugula, blackberries, and figs are all great options.
Step 4: Assemble your Ricotta Toast. Spread whipped ricotta on each piece of bread, then pile on the toppings! I went with sliced fresh figs, a drizzle of honey, fresh basil, and a pinch of flaky sea salt.
Expert Success Tips:
- Make-Ahead – The whipped ricotta can be made ahead, but the rest of the recipe should be prepped as you’re ready to eat.
- Whipped Ricotta – Whipping it by hand is so much easier than pulling out and dirtying a food processor, since this step only takes a minute or so.
- Mascarpone – This recipe would be delicious with mascarpone if you don’t like ricotta.
- Stone Fruits – Try stone fruits instead of figs if you can’t find figs. Peaches, nectarines, or plums would all be incredible. Sliced pear or blood orange is a great option, too!
- Savory Toasts – Try savory toppings like a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, red onion, and cherry tomatoes.
Serving + Storing this Recipe:
Store the whipped ricotta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
More Breakfast Recipes to Love:
- Cozy Maple Biscuits
- Breakfast Pizzas
- Perfect Breakfast Quiche
- Baked Blueberry Donuts
- One Bowl Raspberry Lemon Coffee Cake
- Healthy Banana Chocolate Oat Muffins
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Ricotta Toast with Figs and Honey
For the Whipped Ricotta
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 tbsp heavy cream or milk
- generous pinch salt + pepper
For The Toasts
- 4 slices good-quality sourdough bread
- 4-6 large figs
- fresh basil
- flaky sea salt
- Make the Whipped Ricotta: Add the ricotta, olive oil, milk or heavy cream, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper to a small bowl. Whisk for a minute or two, until the ricotta becomes light and whipped.
- Assemble the Toasts: Toast your bread in the toaster or in a skillet on medium heat, or on a baking sheet in the oven. Spread on the whipped ricotta, then add your toppings. I sliced my figs vertically into 2-3 slices each. Add them to the ricotta, then add a few fresh basil leaves, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt to each piece of toast.
- Serve + Store: Enjoy immediately! This is best made and eaten right when it's made. Whipped ricotta can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.