Heirloom tomato & basil sandwich ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

20 August 2012

Heirloom tomato & basil sandwich

tomato and basil sandwich

Maybe you don't want to cook all your tomatoes down and put them away until winter. In that case, may I make a suggestion? Why not have the world's greatest sandwich?

Heirloom tomato and basil sandwich

heirloom tomato, preferably a beefsteak variety
fresh basil leaves
olive oil
crusty bread
salt & pepper

Cut your tomato into thick slices. Strip your basil leaves off their stems.

Toast your bread lightly and rub it with a drizzle of olive oil. Arrange your tomato and basil on each piece of bread. Add salt and pepper.


Oh man, isn't it great?

This sandwich can take any number of additions, depending on what you have in the kitchen. How about some sliced avocado, or a handful of spinach, or some sliced hard-boiled egg, or a piece or two of crumbly bacon, or a slick of dijon mustard? It's all good.

Hooray for summer!


Michelle said...

Or a fat slice of mozzarella. Swoon! Such a classic combo!

Caz said...

A slice of avocado on top would be a win, win for me. This looks so good.

Aylin @ GlowKitchen said...

Love heirloom tomatoes. The only tomato I can actually eat on its own with just a drizzle of olive oil and dash of salt!

Stephanie said...

So true. This does look like the world's greatest sandwich. What a beauty!

Monet said...

I agree. When summer is high, tomatoes are best with very little adornment. This looks perfect. Thank you for sharing!

Eileen said...

Yes, or mozzarella! And avocado is definitely a winner with tomato. But really, my favorite thing is just tomato, salt, and a little bit of herbs--no fancification required. :) So glad you guys like it!

Zoe said...

This is always a great and classic combination for a sandwich. Looks delicious!

Joanne said...

Add some mozzarella to that and it's pretty much all I need! Ever!

ileana said...

Love a good tomato sandwich!

Thanh @ eat, little bird said...

There's something really lovely about fresh tomatoes on toast, with just a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Lovely!