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Welcome to my blog. Front Range Fed is a blog about eating fresh, local food in and around Colorado's Front Range. Each week, I try new recipes, using as many local ingredients as possible. Join me as I discover the amazing things our local farms have to offer, and the delicious ways to enjoy them...one meal at a time. 

Fig, Cream Cheese And Honey Toasts

Fig, Cream Cheese And Honey Toasts

Fig, Cream Cheese and Honey Toast

This fig, cream cheese and honey toast is the ultimate in easy to make dinners and is a gorgeous way to use up those black Russian figs that are in season for a short period right now. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s a great option when you don’t have much time, but still want a delicious, satisfying meal.

 Sometimes, the easiest recipes turn out to be the most rewarding.

Our oven has been on the fritz for the past two weeks. TWO WEEKS!! We’ve been getting by with pasta dishes, outdoor grilling, and have even tried our hands at a cast iron skillet pizza (still perfecting, but coming soon!), but one thing we’ve been trying to embrace is the simple meal. The kind that just comes together with whatever you have in the fridge.

It takes a bit of creativity sometimes, but I’m finding that I often already have all the ingredients for a great meal on hand and I don’t even know it. And a key example of this is toast dinners.

Toast dinners are seriously awesome. I think we all know the beauty of an avocado toast by now. We’re also long-time fans of eggs and beans on toast, and don’t even get me started with sardines or oysters. What do I love about toast dinners? So many things! They’re super quick to come together, you can serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner, they can be sweet or savory depending on your toppings, and, speaking of toppings, you’re limited only to your own imagination.

Want to change it up even more? Change the toast! Cinnamon raisin bread with peanut butter and banana! An earthy rye with hummus, tomato and sprouts! A seeded bread with creamy soft cheese, red onion, smoked salmon and capers. Or, you can fancy it up and do something like this fig, cream cheese and honey on top of a rustic sourdough.

Since we’re using sourdough, you’ll want to keep the toasting light - sourdough tends to get a bit too crunchy if toasted for too long. Spread a thick layer of cream cheese across your toast, top with some beautiful sliced figs, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and honey, and finish with some coarse sea salt. Done.

As I mentioned above, this recipe is really easy to pull off, and would be great to use for any time of day, but I love it for breakfast. Paired with a steaming latte, it cannot be beat.

If you make this fig toast, tag me in Instagram! I love to see your creations and hear what you think!

Fig, Cream Cheese And Honey Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 piece of toast (Use the best bread you can find! I used sourdough here.) 

  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese

  • 2-3 Black Russian figs, sliced

  • ½ Teaspoon Honey

  • ¼ Teaspoon Olive Oil

  • A small pinch of coarse sea salt for finishing

     

Directions

  1. Lightly toast your bread in the toaster.

  2. Spread the cream cheese evenly over the bread, then top with the fig slices.

  3. Drizzle the honey and olive oil over the toast.

  4. Finish with a small sprinkling of coarse sea salt.

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