Finally: tomato season is in full swing!  The farmer’s market is bursting with the most beautiful array of heirloom tomatoes and I want to use them on everything. Besides simple summer salads & no-cook sauces, toast is my favorite way to eat tomatoes this time of year.  They don’t need much – just some garlic, olive oil & a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. For tomorrow’s breakfast (and even lunch and dinner when it’s too hot to turn on the oven) this toast is your new go-to.

Heirloom Tomato Toast (Gluten-Free & Vegan Optional)

Serves 2


  • 4 thick slices bread, toasted
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3-4 medium sized heirloom tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons hempseeds
  • Flaky sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  1. Once bread is toasted & still warm, rub garlic clove over each slice. 
  2. Layer heirloom tomatoes over each toast.
  3. Top each slice with hempseeds, flaky sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. 
  4. Drizzle over extra virgin olive oil before serving.
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    Amanda @ Positively Amanda | August 6, 2015 at 6:50 am

    This looks delicious! I’ll have to try it with all the tomatoes ripening in my garden!

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    Karen Kelly | August 6, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Looks beautiful! I love tomato season and have a bunch of heirlooms to use.

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    Karin | August 6, 2015 at 8:20 am

    You lost me on the Hemp Seeds…keep it simple and fresh!

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    Kelly Colchin | August 6, 2015 at 9:41 am

    You actually HAD me at hemp seeds. I am obsessed with them these days and put them in everything- salads, smoothies, pastas… I find they have an almost pine nut flavor to them.

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    Molly | August 6, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Oh my gosh, this looks so good! I’ve never had hemp seeds not blended into a smoothie, but the pine nut comparison makes me want to try them!!

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    Amy Guest | August 6, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Looks delicious!

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    A_Nerd_Cooks | August 8, 2015 at 11:40 am

    These toasts look delicious! The lighting in these photos is perfection.

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    Bella B | August 8, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    It looks simply delicious!

    xoxoBella |

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    celyn | August 9, 2015 at 9:55 am

    yum this sounds amazing! I really love tomatoes!


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