Welcome to the October round of Let’s Lunch! This month’s theme is guilty pleasures. Since around here are in the painfully, painfully brief season when fresh figs are available, I thought I’d share one of my favorite indulgences: starting the day with an opulent breakfast of fresh figs and ricotta.
I love a fancy breakfast. Let’s be honest: despite the fact that nutritionists are constantly telling us that it’s important to eat breakfast, it’s hard to make time to actually have a real meal at that hour. Life gets in the way. So there’s something especially indulgent-feeling about sitting down with a real treat instead of a bowl of cereal or a breakfast bar.
I do try to eat something for breakfast. I also try not to start my day with a big bowl of full-fat cheese. But hey, fresh figs are worth it, don’t you think?
Figs and Ricotta with Honey
1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta
A pinch of salt
2-3 fresh figs
Freshly ground black pepper
Honey (I used orange blossom)
Fresh mint or rosemary, finely chopped
Stir a pinch of salt into the ricotta and place in a bowl. Quarter the figs and arrange them on top of the ricotta. Give a few grinds of pepper on top, drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with your herb of choice. If you use rosemary, as I did, be sparing and make sure to give the leaves a light chopping first. Mint you can use more freely.
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