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Tomato Sandwich

Tomato Sandwich

The tomato sandwich is one of the easiest, most iconic sandwiches out there. An easy sandwich made with just three ingredients, this tasty sandwich is full of flavor and is so easy to make!

 

 

Tomato Sandwich

Growing up, my mom made tomato sandwiches all the time. They were one of my father’s favorite snacks. And while I wasn’t initially fan as a young girl, as I got older I began to really enjoy the flavors of this sandwich. The tangy and sweet tomato combined with the cool creaminess of the mayo and soft, squishy white bread… Mmm… You can’t beat it. Once I discovered just how delicious these sandwiches were, I never looked back. I made them all the time when I was single, and then when I got married, I made them for my hubby and now the kiddos too.  

These sandwiches are full of flavor, not work. That makes them the perfect quick lunch or snack for the family. With their combination of tangy flavors, everyone always loves them. You’ll love how fast they are to make! 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s incredibly easy to make. 
  • It’s a very inexpensive lunch, snack, or even a light dinner.
  • It’s a simple, old-fashioned classic that’s full of flavor. 
  • It combines sweet and tangy tomatoes with cool, creamy mayo and soft white bread. 
  • It’s a great way to use the fresh tomatoes from your garden!

Tomato Sandwich Ingredients

It only takes four simple ingredients to make this super easy, super tasty sandwich. 

  • White bread
  • Sliced Beefsteak or other slicing tomatoes, actually any tomato will work. Once I used cherry tomatoes and grape tomatoes. I was craving this sandwich and that’s the only tomatoes in the house at the time. Came out yummy, a little hard to eat but still great.
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sea or Kosher Salt and ground pepper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make A Tomato Sandwich

Making these sandwiches is just as easy as gathering your ingredients. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.

Step 1: Toast your bread

Toast bread to your liking. For those of you that don’t want the bread toasted, the sandwich will come out just as delicious.  

Step 2: Add the Mayo

Add a layer of mayonnaise to one side of each slice of bread. 

Step 3: Add the Tomatoes

Add enough thick tomato slices to cover the bread. 

Step 4: Season

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with the other slice of bread and enjoy! 

Tomato Sandwich Variations

It’s so easy to change things up with this recipe. You can toy with the flavors and feel of the sandwich with a few simple tweaks. 

  • Add a slice of your favorite cheese if you like. 
  • For more texture, toast your bread to your desired doneness. 
  • Use Miracle Whip in place of mayonnaise for more sweetness and tang. 

Storage

These aren’t sandwiches that are made to be stored. Even the meatiest tomato is quite full of water, so these sandwiches are best enjoyed immediately after they’re made. If you try to save one for later, you’ll have a soggy mess on your hands. 

Tomato Mayo Sandwich Tips

As easy as this recipe is, there are a few things to know when you make them. These are easy tips, but they make a big difference. 

  • Slice your tomatoes before doing anything else. Place the slices on a paper towel to absorb any excess liquid. This helps make a sandwich that’s less soggy. 
  • Always use a slicing tomato, otherwise known as a sandwich tomato, for this recipe. They have the most meat and the fewest watery seed pockets. 
  • Serve these sandwiches immediately for the best flavor and texture. 

Tomato Mayo Sandwich FAQ

If you have questions about this easy sandwich, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about tomato mayo sandwiches. 

Where do tomato mayo sandwiches come from? 

No one knows exactly who first invented this sandwich, but the first reference to it appeared in the Virginia Chronicle in 1911. In it, a man described his lunch as a tomato sandwich, a slice of watermelon, iced tea, and a slice of coconut cream pie. 

Are tomato sandwiches a southern thing? 

They seem to have originated in the south, but they’re popular across the country. That being said, their main popularity is still in the south. Tomatoes love the heat, so southern weather is perfect for them to make tons of delicious tomatoes. Couple that with the fact that tomatoes are a staple in southern gardens, and you have a recipe – literally – for the extreme popularity of tomato mayo sandwiches. 

How long are tomato mayo sandwiches good? 

They’re good for as long as it takes you to eat them. That sounds like a joke, but these are not the kind of sandwiches you want to try to store. They’ll get soggy and not appetizing at all. Trust me on this, I’ve taken them along road trips. Not a winner. They are meant to eat right after you make them.

 

More Tomato Recipes

If you like tomatoes, then you’re going to love these recipes. 

Tomato Mayo Sandwich

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Tomato Sandwich

The tomato sandwich is one of the easiest, most iconic sandwiches out there. An easy sandwich made with just three ingredients, this tasty sandwich is full of flavor and is so easy to make!

Course Breakfast, Late Night Snack, Light Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Beefsteak Tomato, Classic Tomato Sandwich, Slicing Tomatoes, Southern Tomato Sandwich, tomato, Tomato Mayo Sandwich, Tomato Sandwich, Tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • white bread
  • beefsteak tomato or slicing tomato
  • mayo
  • sea or kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. 1. Toast bread.

    2. Add a layer of mayonnaise to one side of each slice of bread. 

    3. Add enough thick tomato slices to cover the bread. 

    4.Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with the other slice of bread and enjoy!

 

 

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