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July 8, 2017

Open Faced Tomato Sandwich

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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.

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 | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #TomatoSandwich #Heirloom

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 something summery about toasted crispy bread drizzled with pesto and topped with melty cheesy covered tomatoes and this tomato sandwich has it all | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #TomatoSandwich #Heirloom

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).

 

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 | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #TomatoSandwich #Heirloom

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?

 

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 | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #TomatoSandwich #Heirloom

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…

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 | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #TomatoSandwich #Heirloom


Open Faced Tomato Sandwich
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Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 3 Mins Total Time: 15 Mins
Yields: 1 Serving
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Description
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.
Ingredients
  • 2 slices Sourdough Bread or any kind of deli bread
  • 1 medium Heirloom Tomato
  • 2 ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Basil Pesto
  • 1 teaspoon Sprouts optional
  • 1 teaspoon Capers optional
  • Salt & Pepper
Ingredients
  • 2 slices Sourdough Bread or any kind of deli bread
  • 1 medium Heirloom Tomato
  • 2 ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Basil Pesto
  • 1 teaspoon Sprouts optional
  • 1 teaspoon Capers optional
  • Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Set oven to broil.
  2. Spread a thin layer of Basil Pesto on top of each Bread slice and then layer with as many tomato slices as you can possibly fit.
  3. Place 1 ounce of Mozzarella on top of each slice and drizzle with extra pesto. Put in the oven for about 3 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt.
  4. Top the sandwich with sprouts and capers if desired.
Recipe Notes

You can use multiple colors of tomatoes if you want a super bright and fun sandwich.

Make sure to pay attention to the oven when you're toasting because it can go from nicely toasted to charred and burnt in a matter of seconds.

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