If you are following at least one food-related account on Insta, you must have seen those classy breakfast toasts with avocado. Sliced or mashed, sprinkled with sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, they are designed to increase saliva flow! However, let us keep the fruit for colder months, and, while the blissfully warm weather lasts, enjoy a brighter, juicier breakfast option – heirloom tomato toast with garlic mayo!
Before you question the healthiness of the combination, be informed that the mayo we used is homemade! Other ingredients called for in the recipe are:
- sourdough bread, toasted to perfection,
- heirloom tomatoes, preferably locally grown,
- a dash of olive oil,
- sea salt,
- and some composure, because you need to enjoy the finished product, and it is oh-so-hard not to devour all of the appealing toast building blocks as you prepare them! But trust us: you NEED to wait because the ingredients may be gorgeous on their own, but the total of them is immeasurably better!
Let us elaborate on each of the ingredients:
No matter which your bread of choice is, give sourdough a try in this tomato toast recipe. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of the combination of tangy bread and fresh, summery taste of tomatoes. Plus, once toasted, sourdough gets a very special crunch!
First things first: cook your garlic mayo from scratch (get the recipe here), and spread it generously on both sides of the sourdough slice to enhance the garlicky flavor! Moreover, you can even use some on the already toasted bread and see how much richer it will make your tomato toast!
Pick your heirlooms carefully. Plastic supermarket tomatoes are a firm no-no for this recipe! You want large, wrinkly tomatoes, bright in color and soft (but not water-balloon soft) to the touch. To slice the gorgeous heirlooms neatly and respectfully, opt for a serrated knife. And make sure you remove the tomatoes from fridge sometime before you start cooking because you want them to be warmed to room temperature.
So, you’ve stacked your perfect tomato toast. Now it’s time to give it a little zing! Drizzle the slices with high-quality olive oil and some sea salt, and you are all set for the largest, juiciest bite of your life! Want to fancy your tomato toast up? Sprinkle it with just a little lemon or lime zest and finely chopped fresh herbs.
Treat your taste buds to the best taste of late summer – cook as many tomato toasts as you can before the heirlooms give up their seat to winter squash and root veggies! And don't forget to share your feedback with us via Customer Care!