By annlouise on August 27, 2004
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
"I am only posting such a simple recipe because I actually somehow lived 29 years of life before my husband introduced me to the Tomato Sandwich. If you've only used tomatoes as an accessory in your sandwiches, and not as the Featured Ingredient, you are truly missing summer as it was meant to be tasted. Note: after many years, I have solidly converted to mayo for this sandwich, with fresh ground black pepper too. (Oct 2012)"
Serving Size: 1 (221 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"There needs to be a 10-star rating, because this is just about the most delicious thing I've ever shoved in my face. Hellman's mayo and some salt and pepper and this is just heaven. IMHO, there's no need to toast the bread, and the whiter and more refined, the better."
"Yummmmy! The best sandwich ever.. just add a piece of cheese!"
"Tomato sandwiches are THE BEST! I agree that the taste of the tomatoes make a big difference in the taste. I personally prefer miracle whip and I also add some black pepper. Also, for me, the bread must be toasted with margarine."
"I love fresh tomatoes!! Great use. We found a wonderful produce place here in Florida, but I try to avoid mayo due to diet restrictions. Mustard has no calories and works well too."
"I ate tomato sandwiches as a kid, Its right up there with a BLT!!! I lean more towards the mayo(Hellmans) and not the light kind either than anything else.I know it was probably my grandmother that got me started on 'em. I think they came about while you were eating BLT'S and you ran out of bacon. White bakery bread was usually the bread of choice too !! It feels good to know there are other people out there who love the simple things in life just like I do ."
"Are you my daughter in law? I remember when my son introduced her to tomato sandwiches for the first time. She was 29 at the time and I had a garden full of heirloom tomatoes. We like ours with garden fresh tomatoes, especially the beefsteak types like brandywine, black seaman, or kellog's breakfast. Then add mayo, salt and pepper and enjoy a slice of heaven. We like ours open faced. Saves a bit on calories."
"My favorite summer sandwich! I grew up eating tomato sandwiches. Dukes or Hellmans mayo is a must, fresh ground salt & pepper, and I prefer mine on bread that is not toasted. For an added yum - slice some garden fresh green bell peppers and add them to the sandwich. Can't go wrong! Delish!"
"oh yeah!!!!!!! this is awesome, I like to add a sweet vidalia onion sometimes too. MMMmmmm."
"I, too, went unto adulthood without every eating a tomato sandwich. Now I live off them in the summer!"
"I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this pic... I LOVE that you posted this! Nothing but Hellmann's will do for me, and I eat at least one every day when our fresh local tomatoes show up at the market. Our growing season is so short, I savor every bite knowing it will be a long, long wait for next season, and it's worth every canker sore!"
"I started making these because I was hungry for a BLT but had no B or L. For me toasted bread is better because it soaks up the juices."
"I have been eating these for more years than I want to say. We always grow tomatoes in the summer, and this is my favorite way to eat them...I love mine on fresh bread, not toasted with or without cheese. Must be best foods Mayo.. It's a race between my hubbie and I for the first tomato of the season for a fresh tomato sandwich."
"Simple, yes, but just about the best thing EVER! I've been doing this for years. I agree, junky grocery store tomatoes are just tasteless and awful once you've had a big, homegrown, juicy tomato. Tomatoes burst with flavor! I especially love pretty much any heirloom variety...on a sandwich, with sea salt, fresh cracked peppercorn medley and real Hellman's mayo (Miracle Whip is an abomination!!!)"
"I make this w/wheat bread, Miracle Whip, a nice thick slice of tomato, American cheese & lettuce. Salt & pepper are a must. So good!"
"Hey, don't feel bad about missing out for 29 years on this sandwich because I'm 62 and found out about this delicious summertime treat just a few years ago! Absolutely wonderful and really says, "Summer" to me:) I hope everyone will try this while the tomatoes are abundant in the garden because out-of-season tomatoes aren't even close in taste."
"Have always loved tomato sandwiches made this way!!"
"Love the sandwich, but will go into the garden with just a salt shaker, for a nice ripe tomato...I know about washing it, but we live in the country and hope for the best!
"There is nothing like a big ripe juicy slice of tomato between to slices of bread, mayo & lettuce one of the best sandwiches ever. Have you ever tried tomato & cucumber sandwiches, they are great too."
"I prefer mine untoasted (fresh and white as rice) and with Hellman's and S&P. Just a matter of taste and what we grew up on. I could eat these 3x's a day."
"I can't agree more about tomatoes from my garden and used this way. We are Helmanns fans though."