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Tomato Sandwich

Simple and oh so good, this tomato sandwich is a lovely lunch choice any time of the year with plump tomatoes from the store during the colder months and sweet and juicy tomatoes right from the garden in the summer.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Tomato Sandwich Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 310kcal


  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise your favorite brand
  • 4 slices thick-sliced bread your choice
  • 1 tsp black pepper fresh cracked


  • Wash and pat dry the tomatoes. If the tomato has a stem still attached, remove it.
  • Carefully cut just the top of the tomato off. Then carefully slice both tomatoes into 1/4 inches thick slices.
  • Using a plate and paper towels, line the sliced tomatoes on the paper towels. Lightly sprinkle half the table salt on one side of the sliced tomatoes, then turn them over and lightly sprinkle salt on the other side. This will help draw out extra moisture from the tomatoes, which will help keep your sandwich from becoming soggy.
  • Lay another layer of paper towels on top of the salted tomatoes to help draw away the juice that the salt releases.
  • If you prefer, lightly toast your bread in your toaster. Allow the bread to cool completely. Once your bread has cooled, spread 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise on one side of each piece of bread.
  • If you prefer non-toasted bread, spread 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise on one side of each piece of bread.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of fresh cracked black pepper over the mayonnaise.
  • Remove the top layer of the paper towel covering the tomato slices.
  • Lay four slices of tomato on two of the slices of bread.
  • Place the top slices of bread on the tomato layer. You may cut your sandwich in half or eat it whole if you wish.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1559mg | Potassium: 924mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 2848IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg