This fig, feta & mint crostini is a delicious healthy snack or party appetizer! With just 7 ingredients, it's easy to make. Vegan option included.
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!
Fig, Feta & Mint Crostini
- 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
- 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.
absolutely adore the way this looks and am equally excited to try this out! xo
This is great. Love it! I love figs oh so so so much.
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!
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.
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).
Ha, a fig tree right outside my door would be amazing!
Yum! Figs are divine!
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This looks delicious! Where could I find fresh figs? I’ve looked everywhere I can think of…
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.
WOW – what a gorgeous app! I have yet to make anything with figs this season so I’m psyched to try these out 🙂
Yes please! These crostini sound wonderful for a quick snack with a glass of wine. Figs and cheese are such a great match!
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I’m glad that you managed to get over your initial wariness of figs. This mix of flavours, textures, and colours looks delightful!
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!
how yummy! I love figs and this looks like the perfect snack or party appetizer!
So simple and tasty looking. Figs are the prettiest.