Tomato Sandwiches & Summer Sauce Recipe


The classic tomato sandwich is perfect for serving crowds at afternoon teas or parties, just like grandma's but better and more favorable. Serve on a 3 tier serving platter for a nice look. I personally think it goes perfectly with your favorite creamy cup of soup for a quick and simple lunch or dinner.

6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons Summer Sauce
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
12 thin white bread slices, toasted
1 large tomato, cut into 6 slices
1 medium-size red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)

Stir together cream cheese, Summer Sauce, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a small bowl until combined. Spread cream cheese mixture on 1 side of toasted bread slices. Place 1 tomato slice and about 1/4 cup onion slices on each of 6 bread slices. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover with remaining 6 bread slices. Cut sandwiches in half; serve immediately.

Summer Sauce Recipe
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon lemon zest, plus 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 garlic clove

Process all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add additional salt or lemon juice, if desired. Cover and chill until ready to use. Use within 2 days.

I hope you enjoy this Southern Living Recipe