|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 39g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||29%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you look forward to the end of summer just because that means you get to enjoy a toasted tomato sandwich, then this recipe is for you. There just might not be anything better for tomato lovers than a big juicy fresh tomato picked fresh from the garden on a warm summer day.
Those garden tomatoes really do not taste anything like the bland counterparts you pick up at the local grocery store and when you are deep in the harvest season, one of those tomatoes can easily become the star of a light-but-filling dinner.
This toasted tomato sandwich recipe comes from that idea right there. Maybe you do not need a recipe to make a great tomato sandwich. Generally, it's pretty straightforward with a couple of pieces of toast, fat slices of juicy tomatoes, plus some mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. But just in case you are new to the art of tomato-sandwich making or are interested in a few tweaks to make that sandwich a little bit healthier (use avocado instead of mayo), here's a recipe that makes one terrific toasted tomato sandwich.
We sometimes think that a good-quality sandwich starts with the bread. To make this recipe healthier, we use 100% whole-wheat bread. It is loaded with far more fiber and nutrition than a processed white alternative. We personally think homemade bread is the winner when it comes to this fresh tomato recipe. It is hard to beat. But if you are not a bread maker, and don't care to be, there are all kinds of terrific high-quality whole-wheat breads to choose from out there. Just go with one that you like and that has a bit of structure.
- 2 slices whole-wheat bread (100% whole wheat)
- 1 medium tomato (fresh, sliced in 1/2-inch-thick slices)
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash black pepper (freshly ground)
- 1/4 avocado (ripe, peeled and sliced into thin slices)
Gather the ingredients.
Toast two slices of bread in the toaster until they are lightly toasted.
Remove the toast from the toaster, and top one slice of bread with the thick slices of fresh tomato. Then, sprinkle the dash of salt and ground black pepper over the tomatoes.
Place the avocado slices on the second slice of toast and use a knife to gently spread the avocado on the bread. Then place this slice of toast, avocado side down, on the tomato sandwich.
Slice the sandwich in half, if you desire, and serve immediately. This sandwich is delicious on its own but if you're looking for something crunchy on the side, you can't go wrong with carrot sticks. Leave the chips for your splurge day.
- Be careful not to overdo it with the salt or the pepper. Salt and pepper are only meant to enhance the flavor of the food, not to overpower it.