Bitterness rating: 3/10. For the most satisfying toast, pick up a hearty whole-grain loaf from a bakery; a hefty sandwich loaf or boule shape will offer nice-size slices with more surface area for the toppings. Our favorite brands of tahini, all worth seeking out or making a special trip to pick up, are Soom (soomfoods.com), Seed + Mill (seedandmill.com), and 365 Everyday Value (available at Whole Foods).
How to Make It
Stir together ricotta cheese, honey, and 1 1/2 teaspoons tahini in a bowl. Spread about 1/4 cup ricotta mixture evenly over each toast slice. Top evenly with pear slices; sprinkle with walnuts. Drizzle each toast with 1 1/2 teaspoons tahini, and sprinkle evenly with salt.