October 21, 2020

Whipped Ricotta With Figs, Pistachio & Honey Toasts

Recipe: Trish Magwood

“For these toasts, you can substitute walnut pieces for the toasted pistachios — just toast the nuts or candy them in honey in a frying pan,” says food personality Trish Magwood. “If your balsamic vinegar is aged and thick (from Modena is best), there’s no need to reduce.”


  • 1 cup ricotta
  • Zest of 1 lemon, juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • 1 sprig thyme, stem removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup pistachios, hulled, roughly chopped
  • 8 fresh figs, quartered
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar, reduced
  • 8 Simple Toasts


Yield: Makes 8 toasts

  1. In small bowl, using fork, combine ricotta, lemon zest and juice, thyme, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In frying pan, toast nuts until fragrant.
  3. Spread cheese mixture on Simple Toasts. Layer on figs, then nuts and drizzle with honey.
  4. In small saucepan, boil balsamic vinegar for a few minutes to reduce and thicken. Drizzle over top.