The Taste of Summer: Tomato Sandwich Recipe

Nothing says summer like an old-fashioned tomato sandwich.

I lived for tomato sandwiches when I was younger – it was a lunchtime staple introduced to me by my dad. Fresh, ripe slices of juicy tomato between two slices of soft bread covered with mayo. It was freshness at it’s finest!

Garden Fresh Tomatoes

The summer sun means a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables in backyard gardens everywhere, and right now, our raised planter boxes are overflowing with tomatoes of a few different varieties. Now, there are a lot of ways to enjoy fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, but my all-time favourite is in a sandwich, and for this job, I went with a beefsteak tomato.

For the best tomato sandwich, the tomatoes must be fresh and I strongly recommend a good quality mayonnaise, but once you’ve got those things, the steps to a great sandwich are simple:

  1. Cut tomato into ¼ inch slices.
  2. Slather mayonnaise onto two slices of bread (mine is gluten-free) and top one piece of bread with tomato slices (you can toast the bread if you like, but I never do).
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover the tomatoes with the other piece of bread.
  5. Cut the sandwich in half and enjoy.

Now that’s summer!

Do you like tomato sandwiches as much as I do? What food or dish screams summer to you?

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