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The Best Tomato Toast with Mozzarella (Video)

Tomato Toast is a play on the Margherita Pizza, with the exception of the basil. The combination of the warm, crusty bread, fresh garlic, tomato, and mozzarella has become a favorite in our family and we wait all year to use the garden-fresh, sun-ripened tomatoes for this delicious toast.

If you’re a fan of this combination you will also love this Margherita Flatbread Pizza. 

The tomato, garlic, and cheese combined with the warm toasty bread is so simple that everyone who’s ever tried this toast at my house is always super surprised at how good it is! I love to watch people’s eyes widen as they bite into it and just fall in love with it.

If you’re wanting to eat the tomato toast for breakfast, just add a couple of eggs and you’ve got a breakfast meal.

Or, serve it on a sliced baguette and you’ve got a quick appetizer before a meal.

I hope you give this a try and let me know what you think!

Best way to eat the Tomato Toast:

  • Make it right before you’re ready to eat it so that the toast is still slightly warm and crunchy
  • Use fresh garlic, none of that jarred stuff
  • Use fresh, garden, or heirloom tomatoes when they’re in season for the best tomato flavor
  • Grate the mozzarella or gouda cheese yourself, don’t use the prepackaged one (it has an anticaking additive that throws off the flavor)
  • Season the tomato well (with salt)
  • Use artisan bread, or baguette if available

How to make the Tomato Mozzarella Toast

  • Slice the tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Shred the cheese on a box grater
  • Peel the garlic and put it through the garlic press, then combine with mayo.
  • Next, grill or toast the bread until a good golden crust forms.
  • Assemble: Spread some garlic mayo on top of the toast, add the tomato, sprinkle with salt & pepper, then top with a generous amount of cheese.

And there you have it – the best tomato mozzarella toast. Now, close your eyes, and enjoy!

Scroll down to see the video & a printable recipe card.

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The Best Tomato Toast

Tomato Toast is simple, quick, but such a delicious appetizer or lunch!
5 from 4 votes

This Tomato Toast is made of warm toasted bread, garlicky mayo, ripe tomato and a healthy heap of shredded cheese. It's the best tomato toast out there.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tomato toast
Calories: 301 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes, stem and ends trimmed (sliced into 1/2 inch slices)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices of white artisan bread (sliced to 3/4 inch thickness)
  • 2 garlic cloves (pressed or finely minced)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 oz Mozzarella cheese (use full fat Mozzarella or Gouda cheese, any not too strongly flavored cheese will work here)


How to make the Best Tomato Toast

  1. Toast the bread in a toaster, on a grill or a dry skillet until the outside is well toasted/golden. Allow the bread to cool just slightly.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the mayo and garlic. Slice the tomatoes and bread.

  3. Spread some garlic mayo, top with a slice or two of tomatoes and season them with salt & pepper. Next, sprinkle with shredded cheese or shred the cheese right onto the toast.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Tomato Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 590mg26%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 8.9mg11%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • Elena

    Such a simple recipe yet so amazing. A new favourite! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Home Plix

    This mozzarella tomato toast recipe is really amazing. I just love this recipe. Thanks for sharing such an awesome post.

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  • Nancy

    would you put it under the broiler for a few minute to melt the cheese Thanks Love the recipe

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    • Hi Nancy, I do not put it under the broiler as that completely changes the texture and flavor. This doesn’t mean that you can’t – who knows, may be you’ll like it better like that.

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