Aarti Sequeira - Whipped Goat Cheese on Crostini with Figs
Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira

Goat Cheese Crostini with Cacao Nibs and Fresh Figs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the bread slices on a large baking sheet and brush with extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  3. Put the cream cheese, goat cheese, heavy cream, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add the coarsely ground peppercorns, cacao nibs and thyme leaves. Pulse until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Smear a spoonful of the cheese mixture on each crostini. Top with some sliced and wedged figs, then drizzle with honey and sprinkle with a few thyme leaves and some salt.