Tomato Sandwiches

It seems so simple: tomato, bread, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. How could it be so delicious? It is!! This doesn’t need a recipe: you’ll be very happy taking two slices of your favorite bread, toasting them, and then adding the tomato, mayo, salt and pepper.

This tradition is a lot like the tomato pies recipes: if you’ve had it a certain way your whole life, that way is going to be your favorite. We’ve had fun trying new combinations and finding new possibilities for the tomato sandwich, and we hope you enjoy some of these spin-offs from the original.

Each recipe makes two sandwiches.

Focaccia Tomato Sandwich

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2 squares homemade focaccia bread                         $0.72*

1 big, ripe, juicy tomato                                                   $0.50

2 tablespoons mayonnaise                                             $0.20^

Salt and pepper to taste                                                   $free (ish)

Total cost                                                                               $1.42

Slice the bread squares to make a top and a bottom for your sandwiches. For best results, lightly toast the bread after slicing.  While the bread is toasting, slice the tomato. When the bread has cooled a little, spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on each sandwich. Add the tomato slices and crack salt and pepper on top. Close the sandwich and ENJOY!

*2 squares is approximately 1/3rd of our focaccia recipe (each square is 1/6th).

^Don’t be afraid to use more mayonnaise.

Fried Green Tomato and Prosciutto Sandwich

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2 squares homemade focaccia bread                         $0.72*

1 fried green tomato, cooled                                          $1.46

1/4 cup spring mix greens                                              $0.20

4 slices of prosciutto                                                         $1.00

2 tablespoons mayonnaise                                             $0.20^

1 tablespoon dijon mustard                                           $0.10**

Total cost:                                                                              $3.68

Slice the bread to make a top and bottom for your sandwiches and lightly toast them if you want to. On the bottom of each sandwich, spread 1/2 tablespoon of dijon mustard, and then put 2 slices of prosciutto on that half. Spread 1 tablespoon of mayo over the top half. On top of the prosciutto, add the fried green tomato slices and then put the field greens over the tomato. Put the top on your sandwich and ENJOY!

*2 squares is approximately 1/3rd of our focaccia recipe (each square is 1/6th).

^Don’t be afraid to use more mayonnaise.

** We use Trader Joe’s Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce instead of dijon mustard – it’s delicious and doesn’t have the same bite to it that a g00d strong dijon mustard has. While there’s definitely a time and place for that good eye-watering, sinus-clearing kick, we don’t like it to overwhelm our tomato sandwich.

One response to “Tomato Sandwiches

  1. Peeling the tomato for the traditional tomato sandwich really makes a huge difference for us!!

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