I served these toasts to my boyfriend this weekend and the first thing he said after “this is so good” was “what is this cheese?“. It was a little victory to tell him that it wasn’t actually cheese, but a ricotta-like spread made of almonds (macadamia nuts and cashews make amazing ricotta too!).
This spread is super simple to make, requires only two ingredients (almonds + salt!) and is such a great alternative to traditional ricotta. You could add a little honey if you’d like – I kept it super simple and drizzled honey on top of the toast instead.
I couldn’t decide between the rosemary/toasted almonds and the tahini/sesame toppings, so I decided to share both recipes here today. You really can’t go wrong with either of those. Fresh figs are divine right now, so go get your hands on some while they’re at their best.
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Fig & Almond Ricotta Toast, Two Ways
Notes: You can keep leftover almond ricotta in the fridge for about a week.