Daily Recipe - Tomato Sandwich with Basil Mayonnaise

by Divine Domesticity on February 18th, 2008 

Granted, it is still winter and tomatoes aren't exactly at their best. If you want to fake out your senses and pretend that it is summer, grab some roma tomatoes and go to town on this sandwich. It is so stinkin' good!

According to Ina, this is for 1 serving. Doesn't one cup of mayo for 1 serving seem like a lot? Maybe when she uses only 2 slices they are an entire loaf, cut into two big pieces. Anyways, I scaled it back, just using whatever looked right for the amounts.

Tomato Sandwich with Basil Mayonnaise
1-2 Servings

1 cup good mayonnaise
10 to 15 basil leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon good olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 slices country loaf bread (I used both Ciabatta and a nice Feta Basil bread. I loved both)
1 heirloom or Israeli tomato, sliced (I had to substitute a nice Roma Tomato instead)

1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on the top of 2 slices of bread. Place the sliced tomato on top of one bread slice. Place the remaining slice of bread, mayonnaise side down, on top of the tomato. Cut the sandwich in half and serve.

Recipe from Ina Garten


AM said...

that does look delicious. Although I might be inclined to throw on a slice of provolone.

Leah said...

There is a local restaurant here, the Spicy Pickle, that makes a sandwich very similar to this, but they put fresh mozzarella and grill it like a panini. SOOOOO good--it is totally my favorite!

R said...

1 Cup of Mayo? Yeah, that's a bit much.