We’re living on tomato toast this month~ and you can too! Here are my favorite ways to combine toasty bread and juicy tomatoes; enjoy them as an appetizer, lunch, or light and healthy summer dinner.
When summer tomatoes are at their best, you really don’t want to mess with them too much. Tomato toast is my favorite way to turn them into a quick meal that feels satisfying and hearty, but lets those fresh, seasonal tomatoes truly shine. If you’re like me and living on tomato toast from about now until September, there are plenty of ways to mix it up so you don’t get bored!
Use Heirloom Varieties ~
Tomato toast is an ideal way to appreciate the subtle variations in flavors, colors, and textures that heirloom tomatoes are famous for. Rubbing the surface of your bread with a garlic clove or brushing it with a bit of pesto (or mayo!) before toasting adds great flavor to these heirloom tomato toasts ~ how many colors can you count??
Fire up the grill ~
Kick your tomato toast up a notch by grilling the bread and the tomatoes, it’s a great way to enjoy your tomato toast with a bit of char-grilled flavor. Thread colorful cherry tomatoes on a skewer before popping them on the grill just until they start to burst. Creamy goat cheese is the perfect contrast to that crunchy bread and bright, acidic tomatoes on these grilled cherry tomato toasts.
Chop them up ~
If you’ve had one to many tomato-and-mayo sandwiches this season, try a traditional Italian bruschetta. It’s a classic for a reason ~ the simple combination of chopped tomatoes, fruity olive oil, and ribbons of fresh basil just can’t be beat. The juice of the tomatoes soaks into the crunchy bread to make it irresistible. If you’ve got lots of tomatoes, any extra bruschetta topping can be mixed into pasta for a super easy summer meal, too!