A Roasted Tomato Sandwich on a ciabatta roll layered with a flavored mayonnaise, Kalamata olives, and fresh basil.
One of the great pleasures of summer for any southerner is the enjoyment of a fresh tomato sandwich. It is one of the most divine tastes to have ever emerged from a southern kitchen.
If you were raised in the south, you know exactly what I mean - two slices of white bread thickly spread with real mayonnaise topped with slices of fresh, homegrown tomato seasoned generously with salt and pepper. Best eaten while standing over the sink to catch the juices that run right off your elbow. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
A couple of weekends ago, I thought I'd take that simple, perfect concept and do something different with it. This Roasted Tomato Sandwich was the result. It in no way supplants its classic counterpart but stands on its own as a glorious way to enjoy my favorite summer produce.
And as delicious as that perfect summer tomato sandwich is, this one with its roasted tomatoes, olives, and basil runs it a pretty close second. Hope you enjoy it!
How to Make a Roasted Tomato Sandwich
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place thickly sliced tomatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle each slice with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tomato slices begin to darken around the edges.
While the tomatoes bake, prepare the sandwich spread. Combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until well combined.
Assemble the sandwiches: Split the rolls if needed.
Spread each cut half of the rolls with a generous amount of the sandwich spread. Top with a layer of roasted tomato slices, a few Kalamata olives, and a sprinkle of basil. Repeat with a second layer of tomato slices, olives, and basil.
Cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately.
More Sandwich Recipes on Never Enough Thyme:
- Mediterranean Pressed Sandwich
- Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Oven Fried Shrimp Po' Boy
- Ham Apple Brie Panini
- Steak Sandwich
- Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches with Horseradish Cream
- Tuna Melt
Fresh Tomato Recipes from Other Bloggers:
- Fresh Tomato Pesto from Farm Fresh Feasts
- Shrimp, Tomato, and Spinach Pasta in Garlic Butter Sauce from Julia's Album
- Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil from Simply Recipes
- Tomato Basil Pizza from David Lebovitz
- Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes from Leite's Culinaria
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Roasted Tomato Sandwich
- 4 large tomatoes thickly sliced
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 2 Ciabatta rolls split
- 10 pitted Kalamata olives halved
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
For the sandwich spread:
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ garlic clove finely minced
- Dash of pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place sliced tomatoes on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle each slice with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tomatoes slices begin to darken around the edges.
- While the tomatoes bake, prepare the sandwich spread. Combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until well combined.
- Assemble the sandwiches: Split the rolls if needed and spread each cut half with a generous amount of the sandwich spread. Top with a layer of roasted tomato slices, a few Kalamata olives, and a sprinkle of basil. Repeat with a second layer of tomato slices, olives, and basil.
- Cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately.
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Lana Stuart is the cook and occasional traveler here at Never Enough Thyme. Lana has been cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove and started this blog in 2009 to share her delicious home cooking recipes. You'll find about 700 recipes here so there's sure to be something your family will like!
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