tomato toast on a white plate

Announcing the tastiest tomato toast breakfast recipe everyone will love

Announcing the tastiest tomato toast breakfast recipe everyone will love

Are you a samey person? That is, do you tend to stick to what you know (& may or may not love) as it’s easiest? Well, why not have a look at this? I’m announcing the tastiest tomato toast breakfast recipe everyone will love!

White plate with granary bread and tomatoes

Sure you can have loads of things on toast, but the humble tomato often gets overlooked! Okay, so I generally have porridge for breakfast, but I do mix up the toppings!

Collage of 24 porridge bowls
That’s a LOT of porridge photos! Which one would you try first?

The Tomato Toast Recipe

Many people will say a good bread makes the best toast, but with this topping you can transform any bread into the most amazing breakfast, brunch, lunch or snack! Any tomatoes will do, even ones which are past their best. You can use salad tomatoes, beef tomatoes, plum tomatoes or cherry tomatoes. Red, yellow, black or even green tomatoes. Then you need fresh garlic, fresh rosemary and a good balsamic vinegar. This tomatoes on toast recipe is really simple, but incredibly delicious. Check out the recipe.

Tomato Toast

Fresh tomatoes with balsamic garlic & rosemary on toast

Course: Breakfast, brunch, light lunch, Snack
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, snacks, toast, tomatoes
Serves: 2 toast
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • splash of oil of choice
  • 3 medium tomatoes cut in half from top to bottom through the core
  • 1 whole bulb garlic (or 3-4 garlic cloves) thinly sliced, then chopped
  • 1 fresh sprig rosemary removed from the stalk
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 slices bread (toasted)
  • butter of choice (for toast)
  1. First prepare all your ingredients and get the bread ready for toasting.

  2. Melt or heat the oil and put the pan on a medium to high heat (I use a non stick pan with a few sprays of olive oil), then place the tomatoes cut side down in the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Gently flip the tomatoes over then add the garlic and rosemary to the pan on top of the tomatoes. Allow the garlic and rosemary to sit on the tomatoes for a few minutes, then turn the heat down and move the tomatoes to one side.

  4. Push all the garlic and rosemary together, then drizzle the balsamic vinegar over them. Cook for a minute, then stir. You wnat the garlic just changing colour to golden brown. Turn off the heat, but leave the pan there.

  5. Toast your bread, spread with butter, then place 3 tomato halves on each slice and scatter the garlic and rosemary over. Add pepper (& salt) if needed.

  6. Enjoy!

Here’s a quick step-by-step picture walk through of the recipe for you!

  • tomato toast on a white plate

What do I need?

You can make this recipe as easy or complicated as you wish! I have created this recipe using fresh produce, but you could just as easily use tinned tomatoes, dried garlic and dried rosemary or a combination of whatever you have. If you’ve no balsamic, try a splash of soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce or Tamari instead! You could also spread your toast with a cheese spread, or even pesto (or a mix of the two).

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Serving your tomato toast

Cook the tomatoes just before eating and serve hot. You can serve your toast however you normally eat it! Thick, thin, sourdough, granary, white, gluten free, piping hot with melted butter, or cold and crunchy (or even just serve on sliced bread)!

Close up of tomato on toast
Juicy tomato, balsamic garlic and fragrant rosemary on toast


I have not tried storing these as they are so quick to make that they are best made and served immediately. If you do have any left over, they should store for a couple of days in the fridge (cover so the garlic smell is contained) and reheat quickly in a hot pan.


I hope you try this delicious alternative breakfast! I love seeing your adaptions and interpretations of my recipes and I’d love to see your photos of tomato toast! Do you have any other ideas? How about spicing them up with a few chilli flakes? Or go colourful and use a mix of yellow and red tomatoes? You could even serve the tomatoes on top of avocado? Please share and tag me @LifeDietHealth or using #LifeDietHealth on InstagramPinterest,  Facebook or Twitter.

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I hope to speak with you soon

Laurena x


  • tulips79 4th March 2021 at 21:04

    Gosh, this takes me back to when I used to live in Spain where tomato toast /Pan con tomate was very popular (although it tended to be mostly tomato pulp/seeds which I wasn’t so keen on lol)- lashings of olive oil too which I do like. Some lovely sourdough or rye bread (speaking for myself) with some good quality tomatoes and balsamic like you suggest makes such a great breakfast or snack choice. It’s been years since I did that, I don’t even buy fresh tomatoes that often anymore- shame on me lol. By the way, I would choose any porridge option with peach slices and nuts🙂

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 4th March 2021 at 21:14

      OMGosh Eva… porridge first! Definitely peach slices on porridge (so very good)! Yes sourdough, yes rye bread (Ooo, I need to post a rye bread recipe)! Oh my, I can only dream of the smell of Spanish tomatoes (I love brushing my hand over my tomato plant leaves in the sun)! Ooo, you should get yourself a windowsill tomato plant! Weekend brunch for you – delicious tomato toast!? 🙂

  • tulips79 4th March 2021 at 21:21

    I was already thinking about that weekend breakfast 😋I just need to find some good tomatoes…I’m not too fussy when it comes to food but I’m definitely fussy about tomatoes lol. Yes, there’s something very special about Mediterranean tomatoes. Ooh, not thought about a windowsill tomato plant other than having the ususl potted parsley or basil plant from the supermarket haha- will have a look next time we find ourselves near a garden centre or nursery x

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 4th March 2021 at 21:45

      Nooo… find some great tomatoes… then scatter a few of the seeds in a pot of soil!!! Easy! 😛 Yes, I’m a bit fussy about fresh tomatoes, but not so much if I’m cooking them!


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