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tomato sandwich

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This Southern-style tomato Sandwich is a simple and tasty way to use up all those delicious sun-ripened garden tomatoes. With six simple ingredients, you can have the true taste of summer in your hot little hands. It is by far one of my favorite summer sandwiches and one that I put on repeat over the summer and early fall months. Be sure to include plenty of napkins, to catch the juice from those sunripened tomatoes in every bite.

serves 1 sandwich
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For tomato sandwich

  • 2
    slices bread (see notes)
  • 3 Tbsp
    mayonnaise (preferably duke’s mayonnaise)
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ large ripe tomato sliced fairly thick
  • 7 fresh basil leaves (optional but highly recommended)

How To Make tomato sandwich

  • 1
    If desired, lightly toast the bread.
  • 2
    Spread the toast with mayonnaise.
  • 3
    Generously sprinkle kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper over the mayonnaise. Top with tomato slices and if desired, fresh basil leaves, and put the two slices of bread together to form a sandwich.