Tomato Salad Sandwiches for Hot Summer Days

This Tomato Salad sandwich is wonderful on a hot day when tomatoes are at their peak.
Open faced tomato salad sandwich

Last Updated on August 23, 2019

Open faced tomato salad sandwich

I am always so happy when the big, juicy tomatoes come into season.  One of my favorite things to do is make tomato salad sandwiches. For our house, Fridays are meatless, so this was a perfect sandwich on a hot day. I’m not sure why the supermarkets I go to don’t have these big, fat tomatoes. I’ve asked and they said that no one wants to buy them, so today, I was determined to find some really nice ones.  I lucked out and found a small grocer that had them. I got three, one for today’s sandwich, one to make Fried Green Tomatoes, and the other one by itself for salad. Here’s my catch:

three tomatoes

The big one is just shy of two pounds.

Of course, you can use anything you want on your sandwich, but this one tastes very good.

Open faced tomato salad sandwich

Tomato Salad Sandwiches

This Tomato Salad sandwich is wonderful on a hot day when tomatoes are at their peak.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2019-08-31
Servings (slide to adjust): 2 servings
Calories: 548kcal


  • 1 Tomato sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian dressing
  • 4 slices bread , toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonaise
  • teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 4 leaves Lettuce


  • Slice the tomatoes and put them in a bowl with the dressing. Let them macerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Toast the bread. Put a generous amount of mayonnaise on each slice. Put one of two tomato slices on each piece of bread.
  • Sprinkle some of the Aleppo pepper on the one side where the mayonnaise is.
  • Top with lettuce and put the other slice of bread on top. Cut and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Tomato Salad Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (246 g)
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 347mg10%
Carbohydrates 104g35%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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One Response to Tomato Salad Sandwiches for Hot Summer Days

  1. arbpen says:

    5 stars
    I look forward to these sandwiches every year. They make the heat of summer worth it. I completely forget about being hot, sweaty and uncomfortable when I bite into one of these delicious sandwiches and the tomato bursts such flavor into my mouth. Fabulous!