Tomato with melted cheddar and mayo on buttered toast is our new favorite tartine of summer. Sometimes the simplest seasonal ingredients make the best sandwich.
Every summer, we cannot wait until our tomatoes ripen just so we can enjoy a tomato mayonnaise sandwich. The tomato sandwich has many variations; this one might be our favorite. At least until next Tuesday!
Every Tuesday, I share a tartine recipe; for the foreseeable future, you can expect a lot of tartines with tomatoes. The flavor of summer has always been a warm off-the-vine tomato with nothing but a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
The most important step in making this delicious tartine
Every recipe has a few key steps or ingredients that make it special or unique. And this one is no different. But the absolute “must-do” thing here is to spread the mayo/cheese mixture onto the toasted bread when it’s still super hot. Doing so allows the cheese to melt and combine with the mayo making a sauce that is just out of this world good.
The Ingredients You Will Need to Make These Tomato Toasts/Tartines
- Slices of bread, like sourdough bread
- Cheddar cheese, a sharp cheddar, is best.
- Butter, salted butter, yum!
- Flakey sea salt
- Black pepper
Equipment You Might Use
- A serrated knife (I use this tomato knife)
- Small bowl
- Panini grill, cast iron pan, or toaster oven
- A spreader
- A knife to cut them in half
As you can see, you need very few ingredients and very little special equipment to make this delicious tomato tartine. It’s similar to a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato but better as a tartine or open-faced sandwich, in my opinion.
I would estimate that it takes less than five minutes to make this sandwich and maybe even less to devour it!
What Can I substitute in this Tomato Sandwich
- Use any type of tomato; cherry, pear, heirloom, or whatever looks good.
- Caramelized onion or shallot
- Crispy bacon for protein
- Fresh Basil
- A little Dijon mustard mixed in with the melted cheese mixture for extra tanginess
I would not use cream cheese in this particular sandwich or tartine. I think it’s the sharp cheddar that melts into the mayonnaise that truly makes this sandwich special.
I’ll include a recipe, but the instructions to make this simple sandwich are straightforward. And trust me; you won’t have any leftovers, so no need to worry about how to store them!Print
Tomato with Melted Cheddar, Mayo on Buttered Toast
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minites
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Two large slices of bread
- Salted butter
- Two tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- One or two tomatoes, sliced
- Salt and pepper
- Butter the bread liberally on one side and grill or toast until golden brown.
- While still hot, quickly spread the mixture of mayonnaise and shredded cheese on the hot toast
- Add the tomato slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Slice in half and enjoy while hot!
Keywords: tartine, toast, open-faced sandwich, sandwich, tomato
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Tomato with melted cheddar, mayo on buttered toast, you may also enjoy this post where I made an upside down tart based on the tomato tart from Ina Garten.