Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Tomato Sandwich - Summer's Best Sandwich

Garden fresh tomatoes - Does summer get any better than this?!  

Wondering what to do with all those tomatoes? Here are some of the best sandwich ideas, new and old.  

BEST TOMATO SANDWICH RECIPES:


Classic Tomato Sandwich - A childhood favorite that never grows old. Two fresh slices of your favorite bread (toasted if you like), smothered with mayonnaise, topped with thick sliced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Perfection. 






Note: After sharing this post yesterday, tons of people left comments on Facebook stating I should use Duke's mayonnaise NOT Hellmann's. I grew up in Michigan and had never heard of Duke's Mayo, it wasn't available in stores. I only learned about Duke's when I started blogging and following southern food bloggers. When I moved to Georgia a few months ago, the first thing on my list was to purchase some Duke's mayo, to find out what the fuss was all about...and I must say, I prefer Hellmann's. I'm sure those are some fighting words. Ha!   



(Head over to read my Mayonnaise Wars post, pretty funny!) 

Tomato Sandwich with Basil Mayonnaise - A five star Ina Garten recipe (Barefoot Contessa) - read the rave reviews. "One of the most fantastic recipes ever!!! Light, flavorful and so simple."

Tomato Sandwich with Parsley or Basil  - Fresh herbs from the garden take the tomato sandwich up a notch.

Mama's Best Broiled Tomato Sandwich - An Italian twist with great reviews.

Garlic-Toasted Tomato Sandwich - Garlicky grilled bread with a creamy mix of feta, mayonnaise and chives.

Tomato Provolone Sandwich - Elevated tomato sandwich with melted provolone and tarragon-garlic mayo.

Peanut Butter & Tomato Sandwich - Yes, you read that right - an old school favorite from the Great Depression era. Similar to my grandparents' favorite Peanut Butter, Lettuce and Mayonnaise Sandwich.




Grilled Tomato & Cheese Sandwich - All you need is a bowl of tomato soup and you have yourself the best comfort meal.

The Best Ever Tomato Sandwich - "The secret to the Best Ever Tomato Sandwich is the special sauce from The Prince of Wales, a neighborhood pub in Farmborough, England." 

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich - This sandwich takes a little work, but worth the effort. 

BLT Sandwich from Bon App├ętit  - "Extra ingredients that make the classic BLT Sandwich even better. "

Tomato Sandwiches 4 ways - From Food52 - So many great ideas and twists for tomato sandwiches. 

17 Ways To Build a Better Tomato Sandwich - Great ideas from Southern Living - "Perfect for lunchtime, dinnertime, or anytime—these super sandwich ideas are bound to be new family favorites. The best part? They're ready in a flash."

What's your favorite tomato sandwich? Please share by leaving a comment, I would love to learn new and old recipes for this summer favorite.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheers!






35 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's only one way tomato with dukes and salt&pepper don't ruin it by adding other stuff lol

Anonymous said...

Tomato, mayo and sliced hard boiled eggs or cheddar cheese. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I grew up on JFG Salad Dressing, so I prefer it. To me mayo is too sour. It has been ages since I had a Peanut Butter and Tomato sandwich. Thanks for refreshing my memory. As soon as I get to the store for tomatoes, I will have a Peanut Butter and Tomato sandwich again. I don't have a Google Account. I also do not do twitter ot text, ext. Facebook only so I will choose Anonymous as my identity.

Anonymous said...

In the west Hellmans is called Best Foods.

Anonymous said...

Helmans is better in my opinion too. I like Helmans

Anonymous said...

I love toasted English muffin with butter and sliced tomato salt and pepper. Perfect summer breakfast.

Tee said...

I like Blue Plate Mayo the best and it is sold in the south. Love Tomato Sandwich. It's simple and fresh.

Unknown said...

There is NO mayo that can top Dukes, a tomato and mayo sandwich is crowned when topped off with Dukes mayo!!!

Wanda T. said...

I prefer JFG mayo on my tomato sandwich. Sometimes I will add a slice of Visalia onion or some cucumber slices. Oh so very yummy!

Aileen Ridgway said...

Tomato, miracle whip, salr & pepper. No hellmans or dukes. Only miracle whip.

Anonymous said...

Miracle whip.

Anonymous said...

I agree

Dana said...

OMG!! I accidentally found your website, Mary, and I'm so glad I did! The first email I received was a fried egg sandwich! I grew up on fried egg sandwiches, and to this day, I still eat them! And lo and behold, a tomato sandwich! Wow! I love tomato sandwiches! Thank you for posting the various tomato sandwich recipes!!! Looking forward to more southern recipes!

Dana said...

Oh, and Hellmann's is the only real mayo ever made!

Anonymous said...

Cheddar cheese, tomato and Branston Pickle

Anonymous said...

Yankee from the north? BLESS YOUR HEART. that explains a lot. Dukes mayo and sometimes a thinly sliced Vidalia onion.

Deb said...

I use Miracle Whip!

Anonymous said...

Tomato n Miracle Whip on my homemade bread, with salt n pepper. ALSO, I like it with potted meat. Poor mans wich....lol

Sandy King said...

About 20 years ago I owned a small Hometown Cafe. One of my customers regularly had grilled tuna and tomato sandwiches. Didn't know what the fuss was all about until I tried it myself. If you haven't tried it you should I think you'll like it

Anonymous said...

Bellman over Dukes any day.

Anonymous said...

Same for me. Miracle Whip,tomato, and salt

Anonymous said...

Toasted potato bread with balsamic vinegar and mayo mixed with thinly sliced Vidalia onion,tomato, salt and pepper... (bacon is I have it)

Anonymous said...

My uncle always liked tomato peanut butter and Velveeta slices, I have added bacon, and ,mayo. Even better!

Unknown said...

Miracle Whip is NOT a mayonaisse. It is a salad dressing. Sweeter, to me. And I am a Duke's lover also. I use to only use Miracle Whip until I went on the Atkin's diet years ago. Got use to mayo, so it needs to be the good stuff..Duke's. I can't wait to try the Peanut Butter and Tomato!!! Thanks for the recipes :P)

Anonymous said...

now I don't feel strange eating p/b and pickle sammys

Anonymous said...

Sauers mayonnaise is so good

Anonymous said...

Yes Miracle Whip is the best. Hellman's is at the bottom of my list and I've never even tried Dukes but hate Hellman's

barb ruth said...

I also grew up, on the West coast eating peanut butter, lettuce and Bellman's mayonnaise sandwiches. Now live on the East coast..still love them and Bellman's. By the way, tomato sandwich with Maryland tomatoes are amazing!!!

barb ruth said...

I also grew up, on the West coast eating peanut butter, lettuce and Bellman's mayonnaise sandwiches. Now live on the East coast..still love them and Bellman's. By the way, tomato sandwich with Maryland tomatoes are amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

JFG Mayo all the way and someone needs to learn how to slice a tomato.

Anonymous said...

I like my tomato sandwich with whole wheat bread with Miracle Whip on it.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree on the Miracle Whip

Anonymous said...

To me mayo is mayo regardless of the brand.But miracle whip? Gros

Anonymous said...

Today I had the most fabulous Turkey, Ham, Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce and Cucumber sandwich I have ever tasted with Kraft Mayonnaise. It was so tall I had to press it down in order to get my mouth on it. But wow, it was out of this world.

Anonymous said...

Hellmann's Mayo. Definitely the best