Tomato Sandwich with Creamy Basil Spread

Fresh tomatoes and basil mayonnaise on freshly toasted bread creates the best summer sandwich!

tomato sandwich with basil spread

Every year I look forward to summer when tomatoes are in season and bursting with flavor because I can’t wait to smash them between two pieces of bread!

tomato sandwich with basil spread

My mom was actually the one who introduced me to tomato sandwiches years ago. I saw her making one, and thought it was super weird. But hey, don’t knock it until you try it. Because when I tried it, I was hooked. First of all, I freakin’ love raw tomatoes sprinkled with salt and pepper, so it’s no figure I love this sandwich. And if you love tomatoes, you’ll obviously love this sandwich too.

tomato sandwich with basil spread

Normally, I just spread butter and regular mayonnaise on the toast, but this time, I added basil to the mayonnaise, and it was a good call. Fresh basil adds a lot of flavor and pairs perfectly with tomatoes.

Which brings up a thought. Another thing I love is butter (I clearly love a lot of foods/condiments), which is why I always put it on my toast before anything else. Like peanut butter, jam or honey. Is anyone else the same way?

tomato sandwich with basil spread

Also, isn’t this old school scale the coolest. I borrowed it from my parents to use as a prop. I’m going to have to find one of my own real soon!

Now go enjoy a tomato sandwich before tomatoes are completely out of season. You won’t regret it!

tomato sandwich with basil spread

Tomato Sandwiches with Creamy Basil Spread

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Fresh tomatoes and basil mayonnaise on freshly toasted bread creates the best summer sandwich!

Ingredients

  • Hearty country bread (white, whole grain, etc.)
  • Tomatoes (any kind), sliced
  • Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Basil, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together a 2:1 ratio of mayonnaise and basil (for example, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and 1/4 cup chopped basil).
  2. Toast slices of bread. While still warm, spread toast with butter then with basil mayonnaise.
  3. Place tomato slices on top of toast and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Enjoy open faced, or spread butter and basil mayonnaise on a second piece of toast to make a sandwich. 

Courses Lunch / Dinner

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