Tomato Basil Sandwich

Kathy W


This sandwich is so delicious, easy to make and oh so messy! A great way to use up extra tomatoes. I saw a video by Melissa Clark for a tomato sandwich and went from there. Be sure to use a very rustic, dense, crusty bread for the best results. (This is not for your everyday white bread.) Have plenty of napkins on hand!

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20 Min
No-Cook or Other


very ripe homegrown tomato
tomato, sliced
1 clove
garlic cut in half
onion sliced thin - as much as you like
mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced
fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper as desired
2 slice
rustic bread, toasted - per person


1Toast the bread. Rub one side of each slice with garlic.
2Slice the very ripe tomato in half and rub into the toasted bread.
3This is what the tomato will look like. (save for veggie soup or stock)
4Slather with mayonnaise.
5Top with tomato slices, a little salt and pepper, onion, basil leaves and mozzarella.
6Top with the second piece of bread and serve.

Note: You could add a couple of slices of crispy bacon, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #tomatoes, #Basil