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    Fresh Tomato Sandwiches Saturday Lunch on Longmeadow Farm

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    Andi of Longmeadow Farm's Note:

    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.

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 31, 2009

      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.

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    • on June 20, 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.

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    • on April 05, 2012


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

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Tomato Sandwiches Saturday Lunch on Longmeadow Farm

    Serving Size: 1 (273 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 206.2
    Calories from Fat 44
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 7.6 mg
    Sodium 291.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 8.5 g
    Protein 5.8 g

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