Summertime fried tomatoes on toast



10 min


2 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 7 minutes
Summertime fried tomatoes on toast

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  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 medium-size ripe but firm tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 thick slices bread
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • In a small bowl, stir cumin with cinnamon, salt and sugar. Set aside. Using a paring knife, cut stem end out of tomatoes and discard. Slice tomatoes into 1/2-inch (1-cm) rounds.
  • Heat oil in a wide frying pan set over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Then increase heat to medium-high. Add tomatoes and sprinkle with seasoning mixture. Fry until bottoms are slightly browned, about 3 minutes. Using a wide metal spatula, turn and cook until both sides are lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile toast bread. Place toast on plates and arrange tomatoes overtop. Drizzle with any pan juices. Grind pepper overtop.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 205,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 511 mg.

When tomatoes are plentiful, this dish, served with poached or fried eggs and bacon or sausages, makes the quintessential cottage breakfast or brunch.