Delightfully Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes on Toast Recipe


Heirloom Tomato Toast

Overdone it on avocado toast? Heirloom tomatoes have a more robust flavor while maintaining an almost buttery bite when at the height of ripeness. Once they are drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, dusted with flaked sea salt, and garnished with basil, heirloom tomatoes make the tastiest toast topping. You won’t be missing your avocado toast once you’ve tried this heirloom tomatoes recipe!

This simple recipe is perfect for using up the last of summer’s tomato harvest. Heirloom tomatoes thrive in the late summer so you’ll still be able to find plenty of these gems at the farmers market and grocery store–perhaps even your garden. Try any color or variety you can find! Each boasts a unique flavor so try a few and find a favorite.

Heirloom Tomato Toast with Basil and Flaked Sea Salt

Heirloom Tomato Toast Recipe

Serves 4-6

Delightfully Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes on Toast Recipe
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 4 to 6

Calories per serving: 87

Fat per serving: 3g

Saturated fat per serving: .5g

Carbs per serving: 13.6g

Protein per serving: 2.8g

Fiber per serving: 2.2g

Sugar per serving: 4g

Sodium per serving: 330mg

Delightfully Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes on Toast Recipe

This simple recipe is perfect for using up the last of summer’s tomato harvest.


  • 1 baguette, gluten-free if necessary
  • 4 heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 bunch basil
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • flaked sea salt
  • ground black pepper


  1. Slice baguette in half so it is open faced. Then cut each half into quarters.
  2. Toast until lightly golden and crispy.
  3. Cut the stems off the tomatoes. Slice each tomato into thin rounds and set aside.
  4. Roll each basil leaf from the bottom up until rolled into a cylinder shape. Slice thin incisions vertically into the basil to form basil chiffonade.
  5. Top each piece of toast with two slices of heirloom tomato and then garnish with basil.
  6. Drizzle lightly with extra-virgin olive oil then sprinkle with flaked sea salt and ground black pepper to taste.

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Karissa Bowers

Karissa Bowers is a fashion and food blogger living a compassionate lifestyle. Karissa is the blogger of Vegan À La Mode where she shares her favorite vegan and gluten-free recipes and also her eco-friendly cruelty-free style. Her love for photographing food and her outfits, drove her to develop a passion for photography. After a few years of honing in on her photography skills, Karissa launched her business, Karissa Bowers Photography, where she shoots weddings and portraits. When she’s not taking photos or in the kitchen, you can find Karissa traveling and trying new vegan restaurants.