Ricotta, fig and pomegranate molasses on toast recipe

Signe Johansen
A soft, creamy tub of ricotta can be used in a huge variety of dishes, including this simple fig scattered toasted treat - © Patricia Niven

A delicious open sandwich or tartine to start the day, or to rustle up if you’re feeling snacky – the gentle ricotta flavour is given a lift with figs and mouth-puckering pomegranate molasses.




  • 1 slice of bread of choice (or a few pieces of crispbread)
  • 2 heaped tbsp ricotta
  • 1 large ripe fig, thinly sliced (you can also use dried fig) 
  • Sprinkle of toasted flaked almonds
  • 1 tsp pomegranate molasses leaves 
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • Sea salt


  1. Toast your bread, then spread the ricotta on top.
  2. Follow with the sliced fig and flaked almonds and drizzle with the pomegranate molasses before adding the mint leaves and finally sprinkling it with a little sea salt.


Try this with plum, peach or nectarine, too (in place of the figs).

To make this more savoury, top the ricotta with sliced radishes, grated carrot, grilled asparagus, par-boiled tenderstem or purple sprouting broccoli, broad beans, sliced cucumber or pickles.