Mascarpone Toast with Burst Tomatoes

A simple snack or breakfast recipe for delicious mascarpone toast with burst tomatoes!

A simple snack or breakfast recipe for mascarpone toast with burst tomatoes!

 

I started eating this as a way to use up leftover mascarpone that my parents left here after Christmas. We had made a salad dressing that called for a very small amount of the creamy Italian cheese, so I was left with the majority of a tub. What’s a girl to do??

Obviously, smear it all over some toast and top it with warm burst tomatoes.

Burst Tomatoes

Guys, lets talk burst tomatoes.

I’ve been eating tomatoes-on-toast for ages, but I usually do it with fresh tomatoes. Only, the thing is, this time of year… tomatoes kinda suck.

In the summer I can grab them from my garden (just kidding, I killed all my plants last year), or find them at just about any market.

The winter, on the other hand, leaves us with nothing but hard, pink tomatoes. It’s a tough life.

 

To side-step the problem of less-than-ripe tomatoes, I started throwing them into a hot skillet. This caramelizes the (few) sugars in the tomatoes, and it also concentrates their flavor.

Once the tomatoes become blistered and burst open, they shrink down into a little bite of condensed tomato goodness.

A simple snack or breakfast recipe for mascarpone toast with burst tomatoes!

One important thing: use a fork to gently prick and smoosh down the tomatoes while they cook so the hot juice doesn’t blast you in the face when you bite into them. Lesson learned.

Oh! And make sure you use the *good* olive oil when you make this. It just takes a little drizzle but it’s totally worth it.

A simple snack or breakfast recipe for mascarpone toast with burst tomatoes!

If you’ve been hoarding some fancy sea salt in your pantry, now is the time to use it. The black sesame seeds and red pepper flakes are optional, but I like them because they are pretty.

I bet you didn’t think I could talk so much about a tomatoes-on-toast recipe, did you?

A simple snack or breakfast recipe for mascarpone toast with burst tomatoes!

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Mascarpone Toast with Burst Tomatoes Recipe

Transform your breakfast routine with our mouthwatering Mascarpone Toast, garnished with explosive burst tomatoes. It's a simple recipe that packs a punch of flavor!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: European
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 toasts
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 2 large slices crusty bread
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil - divided
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Black sesame seeds - optional
  • Red pepper flakes - optional

Instructions

  • Toast the bread to your liking.
  • Meanwhile, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a small cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until they're blistered. Turn off the heat source and use a pot holder to shake the pan, turning the tomatoes. Continue to cook with the heat off for another minute or two, until the tomatoes are wrinkled and soft.
  • Smear a tablespoon and a half of mascarpone cheese onto each piece of toast. Top each toast with half of the blistered tomatoes.
  • Lastly, drizzle the tops of the toasts with a little olive oil and sprinkle with flaky sea salt, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes (if using). Serve immediately.

NOTES

Storage Info:
Mascarpone toast is best enjoyed fresh and doesn't store well when assembled. However, you can keep the ingredients separately. Store mascarpone in the refrigerator for up to a week.
You can store the cooked tomatoes in the fridge for 2-3 days in an airtight container. Keep bread at room temperature for 2-3 days or freeze it for a longer shelf life. To reheat, toast the bread again and then add mascarpone and tomatoes just before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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