73 Ratings
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  • 4 Rating Star 20
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 1

The simplest tomato sandwich ever created. You only need bread, a large tomato, cheese, tall glass of Sun Tea, and a nice comfortable chair to relax in. The classic gardener's relaxing meal.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Max Servings:
1
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Toast the bread slices to your desired darkness. When done, spread lightly with butter or margarine. Place a slice of tomato on the buttered side of one slice, and top with a slice of cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper and place a slice of lettuce on if desired. Top with the remaining slice of bread. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

329.12 calories; 11.13 g protein; 31.58 g carbohydrates; 2.84 g dietary-fiber; 5.67 g sugars; 19.04 g fat; 11.54 g saturated-fat; 46.54 mg cholesterol; 1650.32 IU vitamin-a-iu; 3.85 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.15 mg vitamin-b6; 16.04 mg vitamin-c; 78.6 mcg folate; 243.16 mg calcium; 2.27 mg iron; 26.28 mg magnesium; 390.1 mg potassium; 836.51 mg sodium; 0.2 mg thiamin; 171.35 calories-from-fat; 36 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 50 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 13 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 30 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Jillian
05/24/2010
Boy this brings back childhood memories! This sandwich reminds me of my late Grandpa Tom so I just had to make it. He always planted tomatoes in his garden and used to make this for me when I was a kid. We never used lettuce and always topped it with salt pepper and plenty of mayo. He'd enjoy his with an ice cold beer and I'd enjoy mine with a tall glass of Kool Aid. This definitely is the classic gardener's relaxing meal as the submitter states. Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best.
(42)

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Anonymous
05/25/2007
I usually don't toast the bread but do add lots of mao salt and pepper. In addition I always sliced a hard boiled egg on top.A slice or two of bacon never hurts.
(13)
73 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 49
  • 4 Rating Star 20
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 1
Jillian
05/24/2010
Boy this brings back childhood memories! This sandwich reminds me of my late Grandpa Tom so I just had to make it. He always planted tomatoes in his garden and used to make this for me when I was a kid. We never used lettuce and always topped it with salt pepper and plenty of mayo. He'd enjoy his with an ice cold beer and I'd enjoy mine with a tall glass of Kool Aid. This definitely is the classic gardener's relaxing meal as the submitter states. Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best.
(42)
RRB21
09/24/2004
I have always made this! And I love it! I only do one thing different. I use mayo instead of the butter. Very yummy! And very quick to make!
(27)
SCATTERFLAKE
06/15/2006
Well there's nothing better on a hot summer day. But I have to say a tomato sandwich without MAYO might as well stay home. I give you credit for listing a common gardner's summertime treat! YUMMY.
(23)
Anonymous
05/25/2007
I usually don't toast the bread but do add lots of mao salt and pepper. In addition I always sliced a hard boiled egg on top.A slice or two of bacon never hurts.
(13)
Anonymous
06/11/2008
My family loves this saandwich!!! I have been making it for years with added cuccumber and italian salad dressing.
(13)
Anonymous
03/16/2005
This is absolutely divine! Not only is it good with tomatoes something I don't even like all that much but it's also wonderful if you omit the tomatoes altogether and substitute them with sliced bell peppers (color of your choice) and just a bit of mustard along with the butter on the toasted bread and a thick slab of swiss cheese. It's wonderful on a warm night watching the sunset in swirling gold with an enormous jar of sweet tea between you and a loved one. Thanks so much. t.
(10)
IRISHGINA74
02/04/2008
This is GREAT!!! I used fresh tomatoes right from the garden and used miracle whip instead of mayo or butter. Thanks for the recipe!!
(10)
shanerdaner
05/14/2007
I added mayo to this with pepper jack cheese and it was OFF THE CHAIN!!!!!! Great recipe!!
(8)
Aimee
06/03/2008
My mom made this when we were growing up. Now make it for my family. Only difference is we use mayo. My daughter grills it.
(7)