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Fresh Tomato Sandwiches Saturday Lunch on Longmeadow Farm

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“The back door swings shut with a loud bang, people are balancing fresh back porch iced tea in frosty glasses, with ice tinkling and bobbing around, in one hand. In the other hand, clutched tightly; holds a sandwich that heralds the start of the long hot summer. A big shade tree has several old lawn chairs randomly placed beneath it, and our friends hurry to plop down, with a sigh of complete satisfaction as they begin devour their pleasurable, but simplistic tomato sandwich, and sip the sweet iced tea.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 large fresh tomatoes, sliced (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 large white onion, sliced (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened (to room temperature, can use buttery spread, but changes taste)
  • 8 slices fresh white bread (not toasted, prefer homemade, but can use sandwich bread, soft)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives (snipped in small pieces)


  1. Slice onions, tomatoes, and chives if using.
  2. Spread butter (or buttery spread) on 4 slices of bread.
  3. Top this bread with onions, tomatoes, and chives (if using) in this order.
  4. Top with other 4 slices, and lightly but firmly pressed top bread onto tomato topped bread.
  5. Slice in half, on the diagonal, and eat immediately.
  6. Serve with fresh iced tea or lemonade.
  7. Sit under a tree and let the warm breezes lull you into total enjoyment.

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