It’s been a long sweet summer so far. Just back from 3 great weeks in the mountains of North Carolina, time spent with good friends & family and more great memories for Wyatt.

Back in California one the first things to catch my eye at the local market are the heirloom tomatoes. It’s prime tomato time and these beauty’s are one of my favorite things about summer. I make tarts & soups and salads but one of the most satisfying things for me is the simple but perfect summer tomato sandwich. I usually keep it simple with just tomatoes, white bread, mayo & salt & pepper.

I mixed it up this time though because I’m going to an event where I am bringing sandwiches and I was making an herb mayo for those sandwiches and I just used that & threw these sandwiches together. I was not disappointed. I added some sharp smoky cheddar and a new favorite sandwich was born.

The only sad thing was that I did not have Duke’s Mayonnaise to make this sandwich with 🙁

Herb Mayo

  • 1 cup of your best Mayo-make homemade if you are so inclined. I cheated and used store bought.
  • a handful of Arugula-chopped
  • about 1 tbs parsley-chopped
  • 1 shallot or scallion-chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • S&P

Mix all ingredients and season to taste.

Assemble your sandwich:
Pour yourself a nice glass of lemonade or tea, turn on the olympics and enjoy!

Written by mj

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