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Tomato Sandwich with Zesty Herb Mayo

August 12, 2013
4.5 Stars
Author Notes

For me, there is truly only one sandwich that embodies the essence of summer, picnics, 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
and finally

Good Quality Toasted White Bread - I know, I know, but if ever you should return to White Bread, it's here.
For more, click here - http://www.neurotickitchen.com/2013/08/the-essence-of-summer-tomato-and-herbed.html —Neurotic Kitchenista

  • Serves 2
  • 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
In This Recipe
  1. 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!

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3 Reviews

Author Comment
Neurotic K. June 5, 2014
one tablespoon fresh oregano
Author Comment
Neurotic K. September 6, 2013
Thanks! I agree on the light mayo and certainly, whole grain is always the best. I just can't get past wanting white bread on my tomato sandwiches. I never even use it for anything else :)
Susan E. September 5, 2013
I love this idea! I would substitute the light mayo and whole grain bread to make this just a bit healthier.