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Tomato Sandwich Recipe

A classic and refreshing tomato sandwich perfect for a light lunch or snack. This sandwich emphasizes the natural flavors of ripe tomatoes, complemented by fresh herbs and a touch of seasoning.


  • 2 slices of fresh bread (white, whole wheat, or sourdough)
  • 1-2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves or arugula (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic (optional, for rubbing on the bread)
  • Balsamic vinegar or a drizzle of olive oil (optional)


  1. Prepare the Bread:
  • If desired, lightly toast the bread slices to add a bit of crunch and texture.
  • If using garlic, cut the clove in half and rub the cut side over the warm toast for a subtle garlic flavor.
  1. Spread the Condiments:
  • Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread. Alternatively, you can use butter or a drizzle of olive oil.
  1. Add the Tomato:
  • Arrange the tomato slices evenly on one slice of the bread. Make sure the tomatoes are spread out to cover the entire surface.
  1. Season:
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper over the tomato slices. This enhances the tomato’s natural flavors.
  1. Add Fresh Herbs:
  • If using, place a few fresh basil leaves or arugula on top of the tomatoes. These add a fresh, herbaceous note to the sandwich.
  1. Assemble:
  • Place the other slice of bread on top of the tomatoes and herbs, mayonnaise side down.
  1. Optional Additions:
  • For an extra burst of flavor, you can drizzle a small amount of balsamic vinegar or olive oil over the tomatoes before closing the sandwich.
  1. Serve:
  • Cut the sandwich in half, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

This tomato sandwich recipe is simple yet bursting with flavor, highlighting the freshness of ripe tomatoes. Feel free to customize it with additional ingredients like cheese, avocado, or a sprinkle of your favorite seasoning.

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