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How To Make a Tomato Sandwich

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How to Make a Tomato Sandwich: a step-by-step tutorial on making summer’s favorite sandwich. Perfectly ripe tomatoes, sliced, salted and placed in between lusicious bread smothered with mayonnaise.

A few ex-boyfriends ago, I learned an incredibly valuable less: how to properly make a tomato sandwich. I am forever grateful.

During the summers we’d drive to Virginia to his family’s lake house. It was there where I’d buy big-ass tomatoes from old men who sold them out of their pick-up trucks parked alongside the road. They were beautiful and warm from the sun (the tomatoes not the old men). There’s something about a southern tomato that’s just really special. They’re kinda magical.

How to Make a Tomato Sandwich

  1. The first step to a glorious tomato sandwich is slicing the tomatoes. I prefer them to be about 1/4-inch thick. You don’t want too thin or too thick.
  2. Place the tomatoes on a few sheets of paper towels.
  3. Sprinkle them with a bit of kosher salt. Both sides. Salting the tomatoes, allows them to sit and drain. This makes it so the tomato sandwich doesn’t end up being soggy. NO SOG ZONE.
  4. Smother two slices of white bread with good-quality mayonnaise. This means Duke’s, Hellmann’s or Best Foods.
  5. Arrange the tomatoes on the slices of bread, add the other slice of bread and slice it up!

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How To Make a Tomato Sandwich

And then you eat it.

Is this a recipe, per se? Not really. It’s about instincts and common sense lol. Of course, if you want to make it even more exciting, some crunchy lettuce would be a delicious addition.

Thick slices of crispy bacon would make it into a BLT. And if you want to take it even further, a few slices of avocado would make it unreal!

Tomato sandwiches are the perfect super-quick-have-no-time-for-anything lunch. Summer is usually not my most favorite season. Between the heatwaves, bugs, incessant sugar/water ants, I much rather have fall or winter. But tomato sandwiches make summer a delight!

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How To Make a Tomato Sandwich.

How-To Make a Tomato Sandwich Recipe

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Draining Time for Tomatoes 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 2
Calories: 125kcal
Tomato Sandwiches are a summertime staple. Thickly sliced heirloom tomatoes are salted and marinated and then sandwiched in between two pieces of bread with a few swipes of perfect mayonnaise.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 heirloom tomatoes
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon good-quality mayonnaise, (Duke's, Hellmann's, Best Foods)
  • 1 loaf white bread
  • Freshly ground pepper

Directions

  • Slice the tomatoes and arrange them on a few bed of paper towels. Sprinkle the tomatoes with a few pinches of salt and allow to sit and drain for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, smother the slices of bread with mayonnaise. Both sides!
  • Place a few slices of tomatoes on the bread and sprinkle with a bit of black pepper. Top with another slice of bread and cut in half. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.
CourseLunch, Snack
CuisineAmerican, Southern
Keywordheirloom tomatoes, how to make a tomato sandwich, tomato recipes, tomato sandwich
Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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