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Blistered Tomato Breakfast Toast With Pesto And Arugula
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Our Blistered Tomato Breakfast Toast with Pesto and Arugula is a most delicious way to start your day. Toasted rustic bread is topped with pesto, arugula, fresh basil and a blistered tomato mixture for a burst of flavor in every bite.

Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: breakfast toast, tomato toast
Servings: 4
Calories: 123 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 1 pint (2 cups) heirloom grape tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic , thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 slices (1-inch thick) rustic Italian bread
  • 4 Tbs. basil pesto or store bought pesto
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 Tbs. sliced fresh basil
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Combine tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and vinegar until evenly coated.

  3. Arrange on baking sheet with shallow sides.
  4. Roast tomatoes 10 minutes or until just softened and blistered.
  5. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet or directly on oven rack and bake until toasted, about 5 minutes.
  6. Spread pesto on toasts.
  7. Toss arugula and basil and arrange on toasts.

  8. Top with roasted tomatoes and drizzle with their juices.

Recipe Notes

Skillet method:

  • Toast bread slices.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add tomatoes and garlic and cook until tomatoes are just blistered and garlic is fragrant; remove from heat and stir in vinegar.
  • Spread pesto on toasts.
  • Toss arugula and basil and arrange on toasts.
  • Top with roasted tomatoes and their juices.

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips

  • Cut each toast into smaller pieces and serve as an appetizer
  • Slice each toast into three triangles for a pretty presentation on a brunch buffet
  • Top with a poached egg for a heartier breakfast
  • Change up the greens and substitute baby spinach or baby kale for the arugula
  • Make it an avocado toast and add mashed or chopped avocado
Nutrition Facts
Blistered Tomato Breakfast Toast With Pesto And Arugula
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1551IU31%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.