Tomato Sandwich

By • July 29, 2010 • 22 Comments



Author Notes: It's early here for tomatoes--- we haven't yet gotten them in our CSA box-- but fortunately there's a small farmer near us who has just started selling his tomatoes--and they are wonderful. Tomato season is so short here in the Northeast, and the tomatoes are so amazing, that all I want to do is salt them and eat them. Or have them in a sandwich. Which I do--frequently. A tomato sandwich is really best when the tomatoes are fresh picked and still warm from the garden. Slice them thickly, use the best bread you can find, and enjoy. Summer is short in these parts---this is pure pleasure.drbabs

Serves 1

  • 1 heirloom tomato, fresh picked if possibe
  • 2 slices thick bread (White is traditional...but you can use whatever bread you like. You may be tempted to toast it, but don't! You want the bread to be soft.)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, thinned with a little lemon juice (You can chop up some fresh parsley and/or basil and add it to the mayo if you like.)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. Stir lemon juice (and herbs if using) into mayonnaise and spread on both slices of bread. Slice tomato thickly and lay slices on 1 slice of bread. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper onto the tomato slices, and cover with second slice of bread.
  2. I dare you to eat just one!
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almost 4 years ago LizC

This is my favorite thing to eat all summer. With a great, nice tomato nothing is better!

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I totally agree!

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almost 4 years ago Tom Benedek

Yum!

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

:) Too bad you don't still live on Long Island--I live in Huntington--we could have a Food 52 meetup!

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about 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

Simply the best.

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks, Kelsey! I think so, too!

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about 4 years ago JeffDeVore

Missing one key ingredient: a big glass of cold milk!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Great idea!

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about 4 years ago dymnyno

simple and easy... especially from your own back yard!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yes, and so good....If I had AntoniaJames' talent, I'd used home baked bread.

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about 4 years ago Lizthechef

Me too!! Except I toast the bread - to each his/her own...

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So true...but seriously--give it a try toasted!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oops--i meant untoasted!

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about 4 years ago Sagegreen

I love the little touches you are adding to! And yes, while still warm from the garden is the best.

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

My 2nd favorite way to eat an heirloom tomato! Perfect, Dr. B. and thank you!! (Guess what I'm having for lunch today??)

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Guess what I had for breakfast!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

yum! that was deelish!

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about 4 years ago cucinettaNYC

I love this sandwich. As I kid I probably ate it every day during the summer. Thank you for reminding me of this childhood favorite. Running out to buy some more tomatoes now!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Even though I grew up in the South, I didn't discover this treat until I grew my own tomatoes.

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about 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Someone had to post this.... Is there anything in the world better than a tomato sandwich?

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the tomato!