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5 from 6 votes

The BEST Tomato Sandwich

An Heirloom Tomato Sandwich is the perfect way to celebrate summer tomatoes, and don’t even think about skipping the lemony-garlic aioli, it’s necessary! Whether you serve it up BLT style or enjoy it in its simple summery form, this refreshing sandwich is bound to please!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: soul food, south, Southern
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 2530kcal


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced or grated
  • 4 slices of sourdough or french bread can also use thick-cut white sandwich bread
  • 2 large Heirloom tomatoes cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • bacon and lettuce optional


  • Combine mayo, lemon juice, black pepper and garlic.
  • Lightly toast the bread and spread on aioli.
  • Layer on tomatoes (bacon and lettuce as well, if using) and close up the sandwich. Enjoy!


The star of this recipe is truly the heirloom tomato; its flavor, texture and bright coloration make for an incredibly vibrant, delicious sandwich. I’d highly recommend sticking to the script here, but you are welcome to replace it with a tomato of your choice. Go for something substantial in size, sweet and in season!


Calories: 2530kcal | Carbohydrates: 458g | Protein: 96g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 4288mg | Potassium: 1341mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1046IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 372mg | Iron: 30mg