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Floyd's Favorite Tomato Sandwich

Prep time 10 mins
Chill time 8 hrs
Yield 8 sandwiches
Large heirloom beefsteak varieties such as Red Brandywine and Aunt Ginny's Purple slice well for sandwiches and have a classic rich and juicy tomato flavor.


  • 1 large ripe tomato, peeled
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 16 sandwich bread slices
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cut tomato and onion into 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices each. Layer in a shallow dish. Cover; chill 8 hours. Discard onion.

    How to Make Floyd's Favorite Tomato Sandwich
  2. Stir together mayonnaise and mustard; spread on 1 side of bread slices. Place 1 tomato slice on each of 8 bread slices; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Top with remaining bread slices. Cover and chill up to 2 days.

Southern Living Annual Recipes
Also appeared in: Southern Living, July, 1995, Southern Living Annual Recipes;