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Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches with Basil Mayo

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
5 min
5 min
A fresh tomato sandwich is the epitome of summer goodness—a sandwich so juicy that you should probably eat it over the sink. We capture that experience by layering thick slabs of multicolored heirloom tomatoes onto country bread with herbed mayo for the ultimate creamy counterpart. It’s important to season the tomato slices before they go onto the sandwich; salt and pepper concentrate the tomato flavor and enhance juiciness. It’s a super-simple dish that, if executed properly, delivers stellar results.


Light mayonnaise

5 Tbsp


2 Tbsp, finely chopped

Black pepper

1 tsp, divided

Garlic powder

¼ tsp

Heirloom tomato

4 large item(s), cut into 1/2-in-thick slices

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Country white bread

10 oz, (8 [1 1/4-oz] slices)


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, basil, ½ tsp pepper, and garlic powder. Spread the tomato slices out onto a layer of paper towels; sprinkle evenly with salt and the remaining ½ tsp pepper. Onto each of 4 bread slices, divide the tomato slices. Spread the basil mayonnaise evenly over the remaining bread slices; arrange on sandwiches. Cut sandwiches in half.
  2. Serving size: 1 sandwich