Fig, Feta & Mint Crostini

Fig, Feta & Mint Crostini / loveandlemons.com

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like figs – they’re so sweet and unassuming – but I avoided them for years due to my childhood dislike of Fig Newtons. I was just never a fan of that packaged fig flavor. Later, I came to realize (of course!) that fresh figs are amazing. They’re in season now, and their season is short, so you should go find some.

When I have fresh figs, they only seem to last a day (maybe two) so I usually make something really simple with them. Figs, feta and mint are a delicious combination, so I love them in these little sweet & savory crostini bites!

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Fig, Feta & Mint Crostini
 
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Recipe type: appetizer
Serves: serves 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 small baguette, sliced into about 16 pieces, toasted
  • 8 fresh figs
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese or vegan sun "cheese"
  • 30 small mint leaves
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon, optional
  • sea salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Assemble each crostini with a spread of ricotta and a bit of lemon zest, if using. Sprinkle with feta and place mint and figs on top. Top with more feta, and a pinch of salt.
Notes
Vegan version: use sun cheese instead of ricotta, and skip the feta.

 


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23 comments

  1. how yummy! I love figs and this looks like the perfect snack or party appetizer!

  2. I love this simple combination. You’re absolutely right, figs keep at their ripest for only the blink of an eye, so I usually slice them on breakfast porridge or ricotta toast… But this is another great way to have it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I’m glad that you managed to get over your initial wariness of figs. This mix of flavours, textures, and colours looks delightful!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks Becky!!

  4. Eileen from hampiesandwiches.blogspot.com on said:

    Yes please! These crostini sound wonderful for a quick snack with a glass of wine. Figs and cheese are such a great match!

  5. Whitney from liveanddiet.com on said:

    WOW – what a gorgeous app! I have yet to make anything with figs this season so I’m psyched to try these out 🙂

  6. Albgoodlife on said:

    This looks delicious! Where could I find fresh figs? I’ve looked everywhere I can think of…

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      depends on where you live – I see them at the farmers market occasionally but their season is short so I grab them when I see them.

  7. Allyson from consideringtheradish.wordpress.com on said:

    I love how elemental this dish is. In my dream life I’d have a fig tree right outside my door so I could always eat my fill. Instead I have to buy the expensive imports (and eat fig newtons, because I love them).

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Ha, a fig tree right outside my door would be amazing!

  8. Kristina from ohthegoodies.com on said:

    These are perfect. If I would still have some figs on hand this would be the way I would use them, I guess I have to wait for next years season.

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  10. It’s really cool how this appetizer looks fancy yet it’s so easy to make – aside of course from the fact that figs are amazing.
    Thumbs up for a really simple but perfect flavour combination!

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