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Tomato Sandwich with Zesty Herb Mayo

October  4, 2022
2 Ratings
  • Serves 2
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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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

Neurotic K. June 5, 2014
one tablespoon fresh oregano
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.