Tomato Bread Salad

Staci DeShasier
Harvest the bounty of your backyard tomato garden with this simple recipe! Enjoy with grilled meat for a complete meal.


  • 1 baguette cut into thick slices
  • 1 Basket Cherry tomatoes (mixed variety)
  • 1 Handful Basil leaves cut into ribbons
  • 1/2 Medium red onion
  • 1 tsp Freshly minced garlic
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Course sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Using a basting brush, coat baguette slices with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Heat on grill until slightly charred, flip to toast both sides, then set aside to cool.  While toasts are cooling, prepare salad.
  • Wash and cut cherry sized tomatoes in half. Place in a large bowl with chopped red onion, fresh garlic and ribbons of basil. 
  • Cut toasts to bite size, add to bowl. Drizzle salad with olive oil, add coarse salt and pepper to taste.


Ingredients sourced: Tomatoes grown from plant starts provided by The Home Kitchen Gardener. Red onion, basil and garlic from Royal Greens farm. Baguette by East Bay Bakery