Fancy Fig & Labneh Toast

We love going out to brunch and very much love the trend of fancy toast. What we can’t get over, however, is paying $13 for a piece of toast that costs just a few dollars to make at home. We love to have a fancy toast to mix up our breakfast routine or even in a pinch as a lazy dinner. This sweet and slightly spicy version uses some unusual ingredients and isn’t your average avocado toast. A thick slice of crunchy toast is the perfect vessel for rich and creamy labneh, sliced figs, and a drizzle of honey. We top the toast with a pinch of red pepper flakes and sea salt to add some heat to the sweet, and think the result is pretty dreamy. 

Fancy Toast: Fig Edition 
Makes: 4 servings 
Prep Time: 15 minutes   Total Time: 15 minutes 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 thick slices of toast- sourdough, seeded, whatever you like! 
  • 2 tbs butter, room temperature 
  • 1 container (about 10 oz) labneh
  • 8 figs, sliced and stem removed 
  • 2 tbs honey + more for drizzling on top 
  • sea salt 
  • red pepper flakes, optional 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Place the slices of toast onto a cookie sheet. Spread the butter evenly on each of the slices- this is to make sure the toast gets nice and crispy before you top them. Bake the slices of toast for 7-10 minutes, or until the toast is crunch but still has some give in the center (we don’t want croutons!). 
  3. While the toast is in the oven, use a fork or small whisk to whisk the honey and just a tiny pinch of red pepper flakes into the labneh. 
  4. When the toast has finished in the oven, top each slice with a generous dollop of the labneh. Top each with the slices of two figs, a drizzle of honey, a pinch of sea salt, and a tiny pinch of red chili flakes. Serve immediately. 

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