Tasty Tomato Sandwich

Tasty Tomato Sandwich


Simple to make this tomato sandwich was a real tasty treat when the garden tomatoes started coming in.  With a less than 15 minute prep time you can have a healthy filling lunch or snack just about right now.  This recipe calls for provolone but we like pepper jack or mozzarella!

Add this one to your healthy lunch plans for the week.

1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or basil or 1 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Pinch of salt
8 slices whole-grain country bread
4 slices provolone cheese (about 4 ounces)
2 large or 3 medium tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), sliced 1/2 inch thick

Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
Mash garlic on a cutting board with the side of a chef’s knife or a spoon until a paste forms. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with mayonnaise, tarragon (or basil), lemon juice, pepper and salt.
Place bread on a large baking sheet and broil until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the bread over and divide cheese among 4 of the pieces. Continue broiling until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
Assemble sandwiches with tomato and the garlic-herb mayonnaise. Top with the melted cheese bread.
Per serving:

389 calories; 20 g fat (7 g sat, 9 g mono); 23 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrates; 4 g added sugars; 17 g protein; 6 g fiber; 656 mg sodium; 428 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (30% daily value), Vitamin C (23% dv), Vitamin A (21% dv), Magnesium (18% dv), Folate (17% dv), Zinc (15% dv)

Source: Eating Well