I love a good crusty toast at any time of the day! Heirloom Tomato Toast is the perfect summer toast, and I am making this on repeat. A simple toast that you can change as per your liking and enjoy all summer long.
Heirloom Tomato Toast
Heirloom Tomatoes are summer special, and you must enjoy if you find in your local markets. These are irregular in shapes, with very interesting colors and taste very sweet with crunchy bite.
The best way to enjoy heirloom tomatoes is in salad on toast or pasta. I don't like to cook with these tomatoes.
The crunch and sweetness elevates your taste bud, leaving a refreshing taste in your palate.
Ingredients you need for the Heirloom Tomato Toast
The simplest way to enjoy would be to toast bread, rub raw garlic on it just for flavor. Top it with slices of heirloom tomato and drizzle olive oil on top. Delicious!
What I used here:
Boursin cheese - If you can't find Bousin Cheese, you can use any variety of cheese you like or avoid cheese complete. You can also use thick Greek yogurt or hung curd instead.
Tomato Garlic Confit - The oil from the confit is used, and it totally elevated the flavor. Here is the link to the recipe of Tomato Garlic Confit
Salt and pepper
Fresh Basil Leaves
Can you make this toast without heirloom tomatoes?
Absolutely! Just make sure you pick juicy red tomatoes which are firm and can be sliced neatly.
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What can be substituted for Tomato Garlic Confit
I would highly recommend you to make this Tomato Garlic Confit as it is so good on so many dishes. You can store it in the fridge for a month and in the freezer for several months.
It is definitely a great way to preserve the flavors of summer tomatoes.
As a substitute, just use any good quality extra virgin olive oil and rub raw garlic once your toast.
Make Crunchy Toast
There are three different ways you make prep the toast. All these steps will take just 5 minutes.
I prefer air fryer as it toasts evenly with the gorgeous crunch and is ready in 5 minutes.
You can use the stove top and toast it on a pan too with either butter or oil.
If you have to use the oven, then just place the toast on the top rack and broil it on high for 5 minutes. Keep an eye as it get turn from golden brown to black in seconds!
The Heirloom Tomato Toast is my current favorite summer toast. You get the texture, the crunchy bite and juicy sweetness from the tomatoes. You must try, if you haven't already!
Heirloom Tomato Toast
- 5 slices of bread
- 1 large heirloom tomato
- Boursin Cheese to spread on the toast
- Oil from Tomato Garlic Confit or good quality EVOO
- Fresh basil leaves
- salt and pepper for seasoning
- I used the air fryer to toast the bread. Rub a little oil on the bread slices and place in pre heated air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes.
- Once done, spread Boursin cheese on the toasts and layer with sliced Heirloom Tomato.
- Sprinkle salt and freshly cracked pepper on top.
- Finely chop some basil leaves and scatter on the toast, and then finally drizzle more of the confit oil.
- Enjoy the summer toast!
thank you so much for sharing this delicious treat! We have some heirlooms turning and bourdin cheese in the fridge. Can't wait to be munching down on a few of these.