A Garden Tomato Sandwich

tomato sandwich

It’s been said that some of the best things in life, are the simple things.

I’ve certainly found that to be true, when it comes to the enjoyment I find in the fruits of my own gardens.

To be able to just walk out my front door, to my own little garden beds, and pick something I need, fresh right off the vine, brings a satisfaction you could have never convinced me that I would relish in one day.
But I really do.


Ripe, brilliant red, fresh tomatoes, are often what I am after.

And a simple tomato sandwich, is often on the immediate menu.

One can hardly call it ‘a recipe’ I guess. But before you think “Oh brother’, try one!

And try it my way.

sliced tomatos

Start with a fresh garden tomato. This is an Early Girl.

Slice it up about a 1/2 inch thick.

Now toast up 2 slices of your favorite bread. I like multi-grain.

Once it pops, butter just one side, very lightly.

Then load both sides, with Hellman’s Mayonnaise.

Just go ahead. You deserve it.

Layer on a couple of tomato slices (depending on the width of them), and dash on some black pepper!

Cut in half, and enjoy!

tomato sandwich

It’s my favorite summer time sandwich.

In case you are wondering, those are Sea Salt & Vinegar Cape Cod Potato Chips with my sandwich here.

I deserved those too, this day. ; )

Sometimes, I add some fresh cucumber slices in my sandwich, cut the long way.

That’s how the kids and I had them the other day.

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have heard that my son said to me while eating lunch that day, “Mama, I can taste the love in this tomato and cucumber sandwich!”.