Heirloom Tomato Toast

Move on over, avocados. There’s a new kind of toast in town and it’s made with heirloom tomatoes. Summer is bursting with mouthwatering, flavorful heirloom tomatoes and we have so many things we want to do with them. From sauces to salads to soups, the ways to enjoy these bountiful fruits are endless.  Their vibrant coloring, gorgeous shapes and rich flavors make them a most treasured item that seems to work best in simple, no-fuss recipes. After all, there’s no need for food to be overly intricate to be delectable, right? One of the easiest yet most delicious ways to have heirloom tomatoes is topped onto toast. Our unadorned, rustic toast recipe allows for the brilliant aromas and sweetness of the heirloom tomatoes to shine. All you need is good, hearty bread that can hold up against their juiciness and a few other complementary ingredients to create this exquisite summer snack.

Heirloom tomatoes come in many different shapes and sizes and are specially bred from seeds that have been passed down from previous generations, resulting in their unique appearance and asymmetric shape. Not only do their shapes vary greatly, their colors can also range from bright, striped yellow to dark purple and much more. Melissa’s special assortment of heirloom tomatoes may include popular varieties such as Brandywine, Evergreen, Zebra and Jubilee and are wonderful when eaten fresh or sliced into sandwiches and salads. Also included in this particular recipe are our baby heirloom tomatoes, which are delightfully sweet and add the most captivating touch to any dish. If you’re interested in purchasing either of these items, you may do so by calling us at 800-588-0151 or emailing hotline@melissas.com.

Heirloom Tomato Toast

Yields: 6-8 servings


1. Cut the bread into thick slices and toast until golden brown.

2. While the bread toasts, slice the heirloom tomatoes 1/4 inch thick and the baby heirloom tomatoes in half.

3. When the bread is finished toasting, spread a thick layer of cheese onto the bread.

4. Layer the bread with slices of heirloom tomato along with a few slices of baby heirloom tomatoes. Choose different colored slices to really make the color pop.

5. To finish, sprinkle each piece of toast with the chives and a little bit of salt.

What other ingredients do you like to top onto toast? What are your favorite recipes for enjoying heirloom tomatoes? 

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