Author Notes: For me, there is truly only one sandwich that embodies the essence of summer and everything simple and wonderful about the season -- the much talked about, much loved Tomato and Mayonnaise Sandwich. This recipe pays homage to the Tomato - my seasonal icon, with our own take on the classic. We add a semi-controversial lettuce leaf for texture, and, though regular Mayo works really well (Hellman's full-fat, please!), we take ours up a notch with lots of finely minced Parsley and a touch of Oregano from my garden and, here's the topper - a game-changing sprinkle of Lemon Zest. Make this satisfying sandwich and extend your summer that much longer.
The Must Haves:
Super Ripe Beefsteak Tomatoes - luckily, they're at peak season and everywhere
Good Quality Mayo
A Hint of Salt (we prefer Kosher Salt or Sea Salt)
Black Pepper - lots
Good Quality Toasted White Bread - I know, I know, but if ever you should return to White Bread, it's here.
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For the Zesty Herb Mayo
- 2 tablespoons Italian Parsley, very finely minced
- 1 Oregano, very finely minced
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- 1/4 cup Good Quality Mayonnaise - we prefer Hellman's
For the Sandwich
- 4 Slices of Toasted White Bread
- 1 Ripe Beefsteak Tomato sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds
- 2-4 Leaves of Oak Leaf Lettuce
- Kosher Salt or Sea Salt Lots of Black Pepper
- Spread one side of the bread with a generous amount of Herb Mayonnaise. On the other piece of Bread, lay down a Lettuce Leaf and two or more slices of Tomato. Sprinkle Tomato with a good dose of Salt and lots of Black Pepper. Place the Mayonnaise half on top and close up the sandwich. Enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for A&M Smackdown / Your Best Tomato Recipe