Tomato and Mayo Sandwich
Get ready for the ultimate comfort food summertime favorite: my tomato and mayo sandwich with a twist that will take you right back to childhood
A lot of people are up in arms about mayo. It can be a bit polarizing but for those who enjoy the taste and don’t have qualms about the consistency, there really is nothing quite like a tomato and mayo sandwich. Especially in the summer! Not only is it a classic combination, but it’s also a healthy meat-free option that really does hits the spot. The juicy, red heirloom tomato paired with the creamy, tangy mayo creates a flavor that’s hard to beat. Throw on a few slices of sautéed greens, like zucchini and it’ll feel even that more sophisticated. Plus, with just a few simple ingredients, it’s a quick and easy meal to throw together when you’re short on time or craving something light and satisfying. So next time you’re in need of a tasty late breakfast, lunch, or even between meal snack, give this recipe a go and tell me it didn’t hit the spot.
Like we strive to be, this humble tomato and mayo sandwich may seem rustic and rudimentary but it actually also fits well into a thoughtful and balanced diet. Tomatoes are a great source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, potassium, and lycopene, which has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Mayo, when consumed in moderation, provides good fats that help keep you feeling full and satisfied. Plus, the added extra veg and sourdough or whole grain bread makes it a satisfying and balanced meal that will feed a happy food memory, while also keeping you feeling light and energized throughout the day. So, next time you need a quick and healthy lunch option, consider reaching for a tomato and mayo sandwich. Your body (and your heart) will thank you!
Why You’ll Love It
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system and promote healthy skin.
Mayo, when consumed in moderation, can provide healthy fats that are important for brain function and reducing inflammation in the body.
Together, these ingredients make for a delicious and nutritious meal option.
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Recipe Cost Breakdown
2 small pieces sourdough or 1 bigger piece: $0.99
About 1 tbsp vegan mayonnaise: $0.31
½ heirloom tomato: $0.4
4 – 6 thin slices zucchini: $0.56
Extra virgin olive oil, for cooking: $0.24
Total Cost: $2.50
What You’ll Need
|2 small pieces sourdough or 1 bigger piece, toasted|
|About 1 tbsp vegan mayonnaise|
|½ heirloom tomato, thinly sliced|
|4 - 6 thin slices zucchini|
|Extra virgin olive oil, for cooking|
|Salt, to taste|