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

How to Make Tomato Basil Sandwich


  • 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.

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About Tomato Basil Sandwich

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