Delightfully Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes on Toast Recipe

Heirloom Tomato o Toast
Image: Karissa Bowers

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 o Toast
Image: Karissa Bowers

Heirloom Tomato Toast Recipe

Serves 4-6

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

10 min. Prep

5 min. Cook

15 min. Total

4 Servings



  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.