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Roasted Tomato Sandwich

A Roasted Tomato Sandwich on a ciabatta roll layered with a flavored mayonnaise, Kalamata olives, and fresh basil.

A Roasted Tomato Sandwich on a ciabatta roll layered with a flavored mayonnaise, Kalamata olives, and fresh basil. https://www.lanascooking.com/roasted-tomato-sandwich/

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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.

On the left, sliced fresh tomatoes; on the right, tomato slices after roasting.

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.

Photo collage with small mixing bowl showing sandwich spread mixture.

While the tomatoes bake, prepare the sandwich spread. Combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until well combined.

Ciabatta rolls.

Assemble the sandwiches: Split the rolls if needed.

Photo collage showing assembly of sandwich.

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.

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A Roasted Tomato Sandwich on a ciabatta roll layered with a flavored mayonnaise, Kalamata olives, and fresh basil. https://www.lanascooking.com/roasted-tomato-sandwich/

Roasted Tomato Sandwich

Use some of your garden fresh tomatoes to make this delicious Roasted Tomato Sandwich!
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 469kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 4 large tomatoes thickly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Ciabatta rolls split
  • 10 pitted Kalamata olives halved
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

For the sandwich spread:

  • cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ garlic clove finely minced
  • Dash of pepper

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving 1sandwich | Calories 469kcal | Carbohydrates 41g | Protein 12g | Fat 30g | Saturated Fat 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat 7g | Monounsaturated Fat 15g | Trans Fat 1g | Cholesterol 17mg | Sodium 1068mg | Potassium 625mg | Fiber 4g | Sugar 8g | Vitamin A 2315IU | Vitamin C 34mg | Calcium 179mg | Iron 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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10 Comments

  1. Carol at Wild Goose Mama says:

    Now that is one SPECIAL tomato sandwich!!!!!!!!

  2. Cookin Canuck says:

    A great tomato sandwich is one of the greatest joys of summer! What a great idea to roast the tomatoes to bring out the natural sweetness. I’m now craving this, Lana!

  3. My friends, who are wonderful large scale farmers, plant a few tomatoes for family and friends. Their method for distribution – there is a table under a tree at their farm shop building. Pull in and see if there are tomatoes on the table. If so, help yourself. It’s the most wonderful thing in the summer to get one of those really vine ripe tomatoes, come home, and enjoy “red sunshine.”

    I am going to try this method. I may add a little bacon to the roasted tomatoes. That wouldn’t be too much, would it?

    Miss P

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      I bet those tomatoes are delicious! And, well, everything’s better with bacon :-)

  4. Barbara | Creative Culinary says:

    I honestly believe I could eat a tomato sandwich every single day when fresh tomatoes are in season…but I’ve never roasted them. I also believe you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Have to try this stat!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      I could have one every day, too, Barb. Although this is a different way to enjoy fresh tomatoes, it will not replace my love for the classic! It’s also a good way to enjoy a tomato sandwich when garden tomatoes are out of season. The roasting really improves the flavor.

  5. Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    That ciabatta! It looks incredible. And these sandwiches look like an amazing way to put them to use! I’ve never had a tomato sandwich but I’ll have to try these for my husband, a real tomato lover. :)

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Never had a tomato sandwich!? Bless your heart :-)

  6. Martha @ A Family Feast says:

    We’ve been enjoying fresh tomato sandwiches from our garden…you’ve just inspired me to change things up by roasting the tomatoes! Looks delicious Lana!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Roasting the tomatoes gives them such a lovely, concentrated flavor, Martha. Hope you enjoy it!