Are you looking for a simple but delicious snack or appetizer? Then this fig crostini with vegan cream cheese recipe will have you covered. They are super simple and quick to make and so satisfying to eat! Let’s grab some fresh figs and a nice loaf of bread, and let’s make these fantastic crostini.
Ingredients for making Fig Crostini with Vegan Cream Cheese:
- Bread (Ciabiatta or Baguette)
- Fresh figs
- Vegan cashew cream cheese
- Salt & pepper
- Optional: basil
- Optional: extra-virgin olive oil
- Optional: balsamic vinegar
The Star of the Dish: Fresh Figs
Fresh figs are simply the best. They are so versatile, no matter if you want to eat them raw or use them for cooking. The fig trees in my grandparents’ garden had so many figs this year that I had the chance to explore many delicious recipes with them. This fig crostini is one of my favorite quick fig snacks. The natural flavor of the figs shines through, and it pairs deliciously with the vegan cashew cream cheese.
Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese:
The vegan cashew cream cheese builds the basis of the dish. It elevates the flavor of the figs a lot. Making vegan cashew cream cheese is super easy and low effort. It is worth going the extra mile to make vegan cream cheese for this recipe. My recommendation: Make some more and enjoy the vegan cream cheese with other dishes as well. It is a staple in my fridge at this point, and all my friends love it. You can also snack it with some fresh vegetables or crackers! You can check out this simple recipe on how to make it.
The other ingredients:
Aside from that, I like to keep it simple with these fig crostini. My cashew cream cheese had enough salt for this recipe, so I simply finished the crostini with some finely cut basil, a pinch of pepper, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil for an extra fragrant kick. If you like some additional acidity, balsamic vinegar makes a nice addition to round it all off.
Fig Crostini with Vegan Cream Cheese Recipe:
Making this crostini is super easy. Firstly, cut the bread into thin slices and give it a good toast. I like it to be nicely golden brown. Pro tip: Toast the bread after thinly brushing it with some olive oil to get an extra amazing crust and taste.
Once the bread is ready, give it a generous smear of the vegan cashew cream cheese. Top everything with nicely minced fig, and finish it with thinly sliced basil, pepper, olive oil, or balsamic vinegar.
These crostinis are best enjoyed fresh! So, dig in and let me know what you think of them in the comments below!
Some more Recipe Inspirations:
- Roasted fig couscous salad with almonds
- Stuffed baked figs with vegan cream cheese
- Easy fig chutney recipe
- Roasted pepper crostini recipe
- Fresh tomato apple bruschetta
- Porcini bruschetta
These beautiful fig crostini with vegan cream cheese are the perfect simple appetizer. The delicious flavor of the fresh figs pairs so well with the cashew-based cheese, black pepper, and basil
6 slices of Bread (Ciabatta or Baguette)
3 fresh figs
6 tbsp cashew cream cheese
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
Optional: fresh basil
Optional: balsamic vinegar
Cut the bread of your choice into thin slices, and toast the bread after thinly brushing it with some olive oil to get an extra amazing crust and taste.
Give each slice a generous smear of the vegan cashew cream cheese. Top everything with nicely minced fig, and finish it with the thinly sliced basil, pepper, olive oil, or balsamic vinegar.
The crostinis are best enjoyed fresh as an appetizer or snack
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Snack, Appetizer
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keywords: Fig Crostini, Vegan Fig Crostini, Crostini with Fig and Vegan Cream Cheese