There’s something summery about toasted crispy bread drizzled with pesto and topped with melty cheesy covered tomatoes and this tomato sandwich has it all.
Dear peanut butter and jelly sandwich, please step slightly aside, just slightly, not too far, to allow the colorful tomato sandwich to top our summer plates.
While I do respect a good pb&j (hi adult toast version here) there’s something ultra summery about toasted crispy bread drizzled with pesto and topped with melty cheesy covered heirloom tomatoes.
There’s also something insanely easy about it too!
And if the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results then consider me committed, cause I’m going to be making these sandwiches all summer long and expecting to be transported to a different level of summer bliss with each bite.
When I see these colorful summer tomato beauties popping into all the grocery stores around town or the farmers market I haven’t yet been too, I get all kinds of excited. Because to me, heirloom Tomatoes me easy. Easy food = easy life (er, sort of).
Let’s chat about their qualities and then walk over to the kitchen and start slicing some up, shall we…
1. Obviously, there’s the tomato sandwich, which can be made a million and one different ways. I shall list them another day…
2. There’s bruschetta.
3. There are Caprese salads.
4. Hello, pasta!
I could keep this tomato to do list going but there also one strong common factor in all of these above and that’s how easy they are to prepare. And isn’t summer also all about being easy, right after tomatoes?
So far summer is off to a strong start and I have this tomato sandwich to thank. I’m also already slicing up some heirlooms for another sandwich I may have just dreamed up while typing this…
See there really are infinite tomato sandwich possibilities. Well, at least there 2…