Jul 7, 2011

Heirloom Tomato Sandwich



A juicy open faced summer tomato sandwich on crusty bread drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, a chiffonade of fresh basil, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Simplicity at it's best!

I bought the tomatoes at the farmer's market and since my air conditioner wasn't working I knew this would be my lunch. I love using fresh herbs from my garden, they always seem to taste better just knowing I grew them myself.

If you want to make a great tasting sandwich, use only the finest ingredients, period. The bread is the most important part of the sandwich in my opinion. If the bread tastes good on it's own then you know you're sandwich will be delicious. I used a fresh baked ciabatta, it has a crisp crust and a moist interior.

This sandwich required minimal effort and I'm not going to lie, I ate both servings for an 8 point lunch!



Heirloom Tomato Sandwich
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 2 • Size: 2 oz bread with tomatoes • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 162.6 • Fat: 2.4 g • Carbs: 29.8 g • Fiber: 0.7 g • Protein: 4.5 g • Sugar: 0
Sodium: 335.4 (without salt)

Ingredients:
  • 4 oz ciabatta bread, sliced in half
  • 6 slices ripe heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 large basil leaf, cut chiffonade

Directions:

Place fresh tomatoes on bread, drizzle with olive oil, salt and fresh pepper and top with basil.

32 comments :

  1. Hubby would love this! Thanks Gina

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  2. I am trying to get to the Rockville Farmers Market this Sunday THEN I'll have this for lunch LOVE tomatoes.. YUMO :)

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  3. Guess what we had for dinner tonight with the leftover bread and tomatoes - panzanella!!

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  4. When you have garden fresh tomatoes like that, you just have to have tomato sandwiches. I splurge on them every summer!

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  5. I am lying on my bed, staring at this picture and literally screaming - ITS BEAUTIFUL!
    Most beautiful sandwich I have ever seen. I want to EAT it, but I also want to frame it, and wear it on my head! Ok, I sound crazy, but seriously, gorgeous gorgeous and delicious.

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  6. I agree Kalyn!

    Sweatygirl - You must really love tomatoes! LOL

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  7. This sounds super simple and it is gorgeous looking!

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  8. Gina~
    Simply
    the best.
    That's a friday's favorite for sure :-)

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  9. Beautiful sandwich! I love all the colours! I agree with you, simple is always the best :)

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  10. What a great way to celebrate the summer tomatoes!

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  11. You are making my mouth water for heirloom tomatoes. Hopefully they're in season here soon!

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  12. What gorgeous tomatoes!!!!!!! We have tomatoes in the garden but they don't look like that although they are really tasty. Haven't thought to make a yummy sandwich with just tomatoes, but it is on it's way. I also have basil! Thanks Gina for all of your wonderful recipes. I look forward to opening my email every day just to see what's there! You are a God send!

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  13. For those of in the cold Pacific NW, we really really miss tomatoes like this! Come on sunshine!

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  14. I think what I like best about your recipes is the way the flavors of the ingredients are allowed to shine through, as in this dish. Perfect ingredients, perfect dish. It takes restraint to not get in the way and pollute them. I applaud you!

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  15. Tomato sandwiches are the best!!!

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  16. Love the colors! I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-giveaway.html

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  17. I love how pretty the colorful heirlooms are but even home grown beefsteak tomatoes would be scrumptious!

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  18. This was a great sandwich! I love balsamic vinegar, so i added a drizzle of that and since i couldn't find heirlooms around here, used some tomatoes on the vine- it worked!

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  19. This was so great!!!! And I had both servings so very very filling!!!!

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  20. Ohhhh this is sooo good! I made this for a light summer dinner last night and used roasted garlic bread that I toasted in a grill pan. Honey thought it was perfect!! Love this recipe site!

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  21. Where do you get your bread? Do you buy a specific brand?

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  22. Yum! My tomatos are doing horrible this year because of all the rain and low temps here in the Pacific NW. I need to hit the farmers market and see about these beauties.

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  23. This looks so fresh and delicious! Trying this tomorrow. We get the best tomatoes here in NJ, so no doubt this will be delicious!! TY!

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  24. this looked SO GOOD that I made it. bought everything at the local farmers market, made it, loved it, blogged about it :) included a link back to you since i found the recipe here! here's the link - http://reluctantwwfoodie.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/open-faced-heirloom-tomato-sandwich/

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  25. This was delicious! I just took my last bite :) I had one serving but I spread 1.5 points of goat cheese on the bread and WOW...wonderful. Took me back to a cafe lunch I had in France a few years ago. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  26. This looks great! Never tried a tomato sandwich. I love the presentation in the picture though of the red, yellow, and green.

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  27. This looks great!

    We do a similar version of this with a local baked oat bran bread and heirloom tomatoes. We toast the bread, use a small amount of low fat mayo, add a slab of tomato and a dash of salt. If I have enough points, I add an avocado slice. One of my favorite lunches!

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  28. how do I give this a thumbs up:)

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  29. Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches are the ONLY thing I eat with mayonnaise. You have to get Duke's, though, or the mayo isn't worth it. Next time I don't have it, I will definitely try this alternative.

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  30. I love tomato sandwiches. I use low fat cream cheese or butter instead of mayo, and flavor the tomatoes with a little bit of salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped chives. Awesome!

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