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Brian's Tomato Sandwich

Who is Brian? We don't know—but we bet he grew his own tomatoes! This simple sandwich is all about the taste of super-fresh tomatoes straight from the garden or farm stand.

Servings: 1

Equipment: serrated knife

How long does it take?

5 minutes

What's in it?

1 fresh medium tomato
2 slices of Portuguese bread (or your favorite bread!)
2 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste

How to make it:

Step 1: Prepare the tomato.
Wash the tomato and slice it into 1/4-inch slices.

Step 2: Assemble the sandwich.
Spread mayo on one slice of bread, top with tomato slices, and place second slice of bread on top.

Step 3: Slice and eat.

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories 186, Protein 6 g, Carbohydrate 36 g, Fat 3 g, (saturated fat 0 g), Vitamin A 775 IU (97% of RDA), Thiamin 30% of RDA, Niacin 3 mg (21% of RDA), Riboflavin 17% of RDA, Iron 2 mg (13% of RDA)

What's in it for you?

A single medium tomato gives you nearly your whole day's supply of vitamin A, which helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.

Chef's tip:

How do you tell a great fresh tomato from the flavorless hothouse variety? Smell it! A whiff of any tomato will tell you how the tomato will taste. If you smell nothing...skip it! This sandwich depends on the tomato for most of its appeal.

Last Modified Date: 10/20/2000