The easiest possible sandwich: thick, juicy beefsteak tomatoes combine with tangy mayo and soft bread for the easiest Tomato Sandwich.
Tomato Sandwich: Could it Be This Easy?
Yes, yes it can! Once you experience the simple joy of a tomato sandwich, you’ll absolutely love it.
Think of thick, juicy slices of ripe beefsteak tomatoes sitting atop a generous layer of tangy mayo, sprinkled with just the right amount of salt and pepper.
Already drooling? Good—that means you’re ready! Let’s make this!
The easiest ingredients for the easiest Tomato Sandwich
The ingredients are about as easy as can be with this summer-friendly tomato sandwich. Just be sure to get fresh, in-season tomatoes for the best sando.
- Sandwich bread – most prefer soft white sandwich bread, but you can use any kind you’d like, from whole wheat to gluten free bread.
- Mayonnaise – two popular brands of mayo for this classic Southern sandwich are Duke’s and Hellman’s, but you can use whatever you have on hand—even vegan mayo!
- Tomatoes – use ripe, in-season beefsteak tomatoes for the juiciest, tastiest slices of tomato to resemble the “meat” of this sandwich.
- Salt & pepper – use salt and pepper to taste or skip the pepper if you’d like!
The Best Tomatoes for a Tomato Sandwich
Since the tomatoes serve as the “meat” of this sandwich, it’s only fair that a beefsteak tomato is best used in this sandwich. 😉
You’ll want thick slices of in-season beefsteak tomato—preferably harvested and enjoyed in the summer.
How to Make a Tomato Sandwich
The classic tomato sandwich recipe is deceptively easy for delicious taste. Check out the photo walkthrough below for the juiciest, most flavorful meal!
Slice the Tomatoes
Wash and gently pat dry ripe beefsteak tomatoes.
Then, using a cutting board, cut thick slices of tomatoes.
Lay out the Bread
Next, lay two slices of sandwich bread on a plate, cutting board, or whatever clean, flat surface you choose.
Spread the Mayo
Now, spread a thick or thin layer of mayo over each slice of bread. Thick for a tastier, more indulgent treat, thin for a lighter one.
For Garlic Lovers, try using roasted garlic aioli whenever you want to spice things up!
Sprinkle Salt to Taste
Sprinkle salt and pepper to your liking over each slice of bread. I like mine with a bit of a kick, so I add lots of black pepper.
Add the Tomato Slices
Then, lay thick slices of beefsteak tomato over the mayo.
Finish the sandwiches off by flipping the remaining slice of bread over the tomatoes.
While tomato sandwiches are said to be best enjoyed over the sink (so the tomato juice has somewhere to drip), go ahead and enjoy it wherever you please!
Are tomato and mayo sandwiches good for you?
Tomato and mayo sandwiches can be good for you—depending on how you prepare it and the ingredients you use.
Are tomato sandwiches healthy?
For the healthiest tomato and mayo sandwich, use whole grain bread, a small amount light or olive oil mayo, and just a light sprinkling of salt.
How many calories in a tomato sandwich?
One serving, which equals the full recipe, is about 360 calories. Keep in mind that the type of bread and mayo you use can affect this quite a bit.
Are roma tomatoes good for sandwiches? What tomatoes are best for sandwiches?
Roma tomatoes are one of the best tomatoes for sandwiches because they’re firm and have low water content.  For today’s sandwich, the best tomatoes to use are beefsteak tomatoes.
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