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Heirloom Tomato Toast ~ the simple pleasure of great tomatoes paired with great bread is known to tomato lovers everywhere.


10 servings

Total time

15 minutes


  • 1 loaf of wide, flat rustic bread, such as ciabatta or batard.
  • soft goat cheese, peso, or ricotta cheese for spreading on the bread
  • assorted heirloom tomatoes (thinly sliced)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sald and fresh cracked black pepper
  • fresh basil leaves


  1. Slice the bread in half through the center, to make two large pieces. Use a sharp serrated knife and slice as evenly as you can.
  2. Set the two halves on a baking sheet, cut side up. Brush both cut sides generously with olive oil, and broil for several minutes until toasted. You can do this on a charcoal grill or in a grill pan on the stove top if you like.
  3. Spread each half of bread with your spread of choice. Then arrange the tomatoes, slightly overlapping, over the top. Season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper, and a light drizzle of olive oil. I sprinkle some small basil leaves as a garnish. Slice the bread into 2 inch slices to serve.

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