12 Fresh Tomato Sandwich Ideas

12 Fresh Tomato Sandwich Ideas
We planted our tomato plants about a month ago, and we already have almost a dozen tomatoes on them. They should be ready for picking by the 4th of July. We bought some early varieties and some heirloom tomato plants. This year, I was able to buy and plant one of my mother’s favorite Rutgers’s tomato.

My mother raised the tastiest big slicing tomatoes when I was in high school. There was a tiny strip of dirt by the driveway beside our apartment building. Mother asked if she could put in a few tomato plants. Her tomatoes, planted in such a humble unlikely place, paid dividends all season long. This was the summer when I first discovered that a tomato on a sandwich didn’t have to be an anemic pale slice. It could be transformative, bright red and bursting with flavor. I found that thickly sliced tomato on white bread with mayo can be taste bud heaven! Below, you will find a dozen more delicious taste treats made with tomatoes. If you cannot get garden or farm fresh tomatoes, go for the Campari tomatoes. I like the Sunset brand. They are the best store-bought tomatoes that I have found.


12 Fresh Tomato Sandwich Ideas

*Brioche bun with mayonnaise and fresh basil leaves, topped with fresh mozzarella cheese slices and sliced fresh tomato.
* Grilled Colby cheese on sourdough with mayonnaise, thinly sliced spring onion, a lettuce leaf, and a slice of fresh tomato.
*Quesadilla that is grilled on a low carb tortilla, with pepperjack cheese, poblano pepper, sweet onion, thinly sliced zucchini, and fresh tomato slices.
*Egg, hard-boiled, peeled, and sliced while hot, then layered on a soft roll with mayo, mustard, dill pickle slices, lettuce, and tomatoes.
*Sourdough bread grilled with smoked pepperjack cheese and grated Mexican cheese blend with a thin slice of Vidalia onion and tomato.
*Summer squash grilled with peppers and onions, and then layered on a ciabatta roll with sliced tomatoes, basil leaves and balsamic vinaigrette.
*Eggplant, baba ganoush style, in a warm pita with sweet sliced onions and thinly sliced tomatoes.
*Your favorite Swiss cheese on rye with mayo, tomato, lettuce, and dill.

*Sliced roast beef on pumpernickel, with mayo and mustard, and thick slices of tomato.
*Salmon salad with mayo, onions, pickles, and chopped yellow tomatoes in a lettuce wrap.
*Hot charcoal grilled boneless chicken thigh on a bun with mayo, onion, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.
*Salami, bologna, pepperoni, and provolone grilled on sourdough with mayo and mustard, and dressed with lettuce, basil leaves, and a thick slice of tomato.


Remember that tomatoes are more than a tasty sandwich enhancement. These little globes of flavor are also filled with nutrition. Low in calories, 149 grams, or just a little over 5 ounces, has only 27 calories and 6 grams of carbohydrate with 2 grams of fiber. They are full of Vitamins C and Vitamin A, comprising 32% and 25% of the Daily Value for good nutrition. Tomatoes are also good sources of Vitamin E Vitamin K, Potassium, Manganese, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Copper. Enjoy your tomato sandwiches!


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