It's that time again...fig season! I have a fig tree in my backyard and grew up with one in my backyard as well. Both of them were planted by a previous homeowner. Some family members see the fig tree as a nuisance - if you don't harvest the ripe fruits daily, they will rot, smell a bit strong, and attract lots of insects. My fiancee went as far as to attempt to have it cut down. But the arborist we hired refused to chop it...too fine a specimen! And with that, I'm determined to eat and give away as many figs as possible.
This fig toast includes the essential fig pairings: goat cheese and honey. But I tried to mix it up a bit by infusing the goat cheese with lemon juice and adding a brush of lavender olive oil, leftover from a spring fruit salad. A series of small toasts can be served as an appetizer for sharing, or a single slice of artisanal bread can be served for breakfast with the same toppings.
Fresh Fig Toasts with Lemony Goat Cheese & Raw Honey
- 10-12 fresh figs
- 3-4 slices of a fresh baguette or bread of your choice
- A L'Olivier Lavender Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 8 oz goat cheese
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Bee Raw Florida Orange Blossom Honey
- Toast your bread slices. Brush with lavender olive oil.
- Slice fresh figs from top to bottom yielding 3-4 slices per fig and set aside.
- Mix goat cheese and lemon juice. (I softened my goat cheese in the microwave for about 25 seconds to make it easier to mix and spread.)
- Spread goat cheese mixture onto each toast.
- Layer with fresh fig slices.
- Finish with a drizzle of raw honey.