Tomato Salad Sandwiches for Hot Summer Days

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This Tomato Salad sandwich is wonderful on a hot day when tomatoes are at their peak.
Tomato Salad Sandwiches

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
Servings (slide to adjust): 2 servings
Course: Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2019-08-31
Calories per serving: 548kcal


  • 1 Tomato sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian dressing
  • 4 slices bread , toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonaise
  • teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 4 leaves Lettuce
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


  • 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.


Serving: 246gCalories: 548kcalCarbohydrates: 104gProtein: 17gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 70mgPotassium: 347mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g
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1 thought on “Tomato Salad Sandwiches for Hot Summer Days”

  1. 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!

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