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Grilled Toast with Heirloom Tomatoes with Chive Cream Cheese

  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 14 servings 1x


This toast idea is simple yet flavorful and delicious. Grilled toast is topped with an onion & chive cream cheese and fresh heirloom tomatoes. Use dairy-free cream cheese or gluten-free bread, if needed.


  • 24 slices bread of choice (use gluten-free, if needed)
  • olive oil, for brushing bread
  • chive & onion cream cheese (recipe below)
  • 12 large heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • a few smaller baby heirloom tomatoes, halved (optional)
  • fresh basil, optional
  • salt and pepper

Chive & Onion Cream Cheese:

  • 8 oz. regular or dairy-free cream cheese
  • 34 tablespoons minced red onion, more or less to taste
  • 12 tablespoons chopped chives, more or less to taste


Chive & Onion Cream Cheese:

  1. Blend together cream cheese, minced onion, and chives. Add more onions & chives if needed, to taste. Refrigerate until needed. Makes 1 cup spread so you may have some leftover, depending on how many slices of toast you make.

Putting It Together:

  1. Heat an indoor grill pan (or regular grill) over medium-high heat. Brush each side of bread with olive oil and place on the hot grill for 1 minute or so per side, until grill marks begin to appear. Flip and repeat on the other side.
  2. Top the grilled toast with a slather of chive & onion cream cheese and sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and if desired, some basil ribbons.
  3. Inspired by this recipe on Food & Wine.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free