Eating figs feels like a spiritual experience to us, because our ancestors also enjoyed the very same delicacy thousands of years ago. Combining figs with walnuts and vegan honey piled atop freshly toasted bread takes this versatile fruit to a whole other transcendental plane.
Fig, Walnut, and Vegan Honey Breakfast Tartine
Serves 4 to 6
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes
4 to 6 thick slices fresh bread
4 to 6 fresh figs
½ cup vegan cream cheese
½ cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons vegan honey
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus zest of ½ lemon
- In toaster oven, toast bread about 2 minutes, or until golden.
- Meanwhile, slice figs into thin rounds. Set aside.
- Slather each piece of toast generously with cream cheese. Add sliced figs, and sprinkle each piece with toasted walnuts. Drizzle with honey.
- Sprinkle with sea salt, followed by lemon juice and zest.
Tip: If you can’t find vegan honey, whisk together 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup with 1 tablespoon agave. It works like a charm!
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