Let’s discuss concerning the summer time tomato. They’re at their finest precisely ripe and with a contact of salt and pepper, they’re perfection. Over the summers I’ve perfected my favourite tomato sandwich recipe. It’s additional – with Havarti cheese, avocado and a zippy grinder salad. Right here’s how!
Sandwiches are higher in the summertime. I don’t know the way that’s true, however it feels proper.
I’m at the moment mentally packing for slightly highway journey again to New Orleans this weekend and certain, I’m serious about the issues Will and I’ll handle at The Bakehouse once we’re again but additionally… I’m serious about the highway journey meals. I’m serious about the sandwiches.
I’ve eaten a tomato a day for the previous week and may verify, it’s one among my higher summer time selections. I’ve eaten a salted tomato slice on a toasted corn tortilla over the sink however y’all don’t want a recipe to deliver that little delight to life. This next-level tomato sandwich although? That is what we have to discuss.
A correct tomato sandwich wants solely these items: a summer time tomato, salt, and a vinegar factor. The salt and the vinegar make the tomato shine. I’ve taken that idea to absolutely the max with this Inexperienced Goddess rendition of the traditional southern tomato sandwich.
And whereas this is likely to be a dangerous sandwich to eat on a highway journey, it’s scrumptious sufficient for regrets.
Listed below are the elements you’ll have to make this Inexperienced Goddess Tomato Sandwich:
• a research loaf of seeded bread (or any form of bread you want finest). I counsel an entire wheat bread or one thing slightly extra sturdy that white sandwich bread
• rip avocado
• ripe tomatoes – I used inexperienced heirloom tomatoes for this recipe although summer time beefsteak tomatoes additionally work nicely particularly in the event that they’re from the farmers’ market
• sliced cucumbers
• sliced Havarti cheese
• brilliant and tangy grinder salad (see the elements under)
Probably the most addictive a part of this sandwich is the grinder salad. It’s brilliant and zippy and crisp – I promise you’ll be snacking on this salad straight from the bowl earlier than it goes on the sandwich.
In a medium bowl we’ll whisk collectively:
• Duke’s mayonnaise, purple wine vinegar, sliced pickled banana peppers, celery seeds, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, thinly sliced purple onion, and thinly sliced iceberg lettuce.
Toss the salad till completely mixed and season to style with extra salt, pepper, or garlic as you’d like. In case you’re something like me, it’ll be onerous to save lots of this for the sandwich.
Let’s assemble the tomato sandwich. Right here’s the place all of the love is available in. Measure together with your coronary heart.
Give your loaf of bread a squeeze and resolve whether or not or to not toast the slices of bread. I often select untoasted for this sandwich for the reason that loaf is recent.
Unfold the thick slices of bread with mayo and layer with sliced cheese, tomato slices, avocado, cucumber, and the salad we made.
Deal with the tomato slices with additional care with a sprinkle of salt and pepper to amplify their taste. If the tomatoes are additional juicy, I let the seasoned tomato slices remainder of a paper towel to take in some tomato juices earlier than the slices hit the sandwich.
Let’s be trustworthy, this sandwich is messy. Seize quite a lot of napkins. To include all of that goodness, wrap every sandwich in a bit of parchment paper and refrigerate till they’re served. Use a serrated knife to slice by means of the paper and the sandwich simply earlier than serving.
I imply… simply have a look at all these flavors and textures. Each good tomato sandwich wants a success of salt and vinegar and this sandwich has that in spades! It my finest tomato sandwich so far.
I do know what you’re considering: bacon. You’ll be able to completely flip this sandwich into essentially the most elegant mess of a BLT by including a pile of crisp cooked bacon.
Different variations of the proper summer time sandwich:
THE Highway Journey Sandwich with smoked gouda and spicy pepper jelly
My Favourite Egg Salad Sandwich with a secret ingredient
The French Dip Steak Sandwich with grilled onions and horseradish cream
For the Salad:
For the Sandwich:
- To make the salad, in a medium bowl whisk collectively mayonnaise, vinegar, onion, peppers, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper till nicely mixed. Add shredded lettuce and toss to coat evenly.
- To make the sandwiches, pile bread excessive utilizing your coronary heart and stomach as your measuring device. I prefer to evenly toast thick slices of seeded bread. Unfold every slice evenly with mayonnaise. Place a bit of cheese on every slice of bread. Layer one slice of bread with avocado slices, cucumber and tomato slices. High with a heaping mound of the ready iceberg lettuce salad and prime with the opposite slice of bread. Wrap tightly in parchment paper and refrigerate till able to serve. Slice in half (by means of the paper) to take pleasure in.
Key phrases: sandwich, vegetarian, havarti, avocado, inexperienced goddess, duke’s mayonnaise