Fresh Tomato Sandwiches Saturday Lunch on Longmeadow Farm

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

The back door swings shut with a loud bang, people are balancing fresh back porch iced tea in frosty glasses, with ice tinkling and bobbing around, in one hand. In the other hand, clutched tightly; holds a sandwich that heralds the start of the long hot summer. A big shade tree has several old lawn chairs randomly placed beneath it, and our friends hurry to plop down, with a sigh of complete satisfaction as they begin devour their pleasurable, but simplistic tomato sandwich, and sip the sweet iced tea.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 large fresh tomatoes, sliced (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 large white onion, sliced (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened (to room temperature, can use buttery spread, but changes taste)
  • 8 slices fresh white bread (not toasted, prefer homemade, but can use sandwich bread, soft)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives (snipped in small pieces)


  1. Slice onions, tomatoes, and chives if using.
  2. Spread butter (or buttery spread) on 4 slices of bread.
  3. Top this bread with onions, tomatoes, and chives (if using) in this order.
  4. Top with other 4 slices, and lightly but firmly pressed top bread onto tomato topped bread.
  5. Slice in half, on the diagonal, and eat immediately.
  6. Serve with fresh iced tea or lemonade.
  7. Sit under a tree and let the warm breezes lull you into total enjoyment.
Most Helpful

I have been making tomato sandwiches all my life just like this EXCEPT I do not care for Miracle Whip. I like mine with Hellmans (Best Foods) Real Mayonnaise. Also like a bit of basil on it.

Teri T July 31, 2009

What a delicious, fresh-tasting, summery lunch! I used a couple of gorgeous, ripe heirloom tomatoes, sweet onion, buttermilk bread (not homemade, alas--but still good!), and added fresh-ground sea salt and pepper. The sandwiches were divine, dripping with tomato juices running down our fingers to our arms. The only change I'd make is that I think we prefer the flavor of mayonnaise to butter with tomatoes. The onion and chives were a marvelous addition that really brought out the sweet, juicy goodness of the tomatoes. Thanks so much for sharing, Andi! Made for Everyday is a Holiday tag game.

Halcyon Eve June 20, 2009

wonderful sandwiches .love them this way .people should look at your recipes just for the stories you tell , you rock

Dienia B. April 05, 2012