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Heirloom Tomato Tartines

with Herbed Spread

Elizabeth Stark Brooklyn and Virginia
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By: Elizabeth Stark of Brooklyn Supper

 

I look forward to tomato sandwich season like kids look forward to Christmas. Each summer   evening, as I water my little garden, I inspect the tomato plants and wait and watch until it's time   to pluck the first perfectly ripe heirloom tomato from the vine. Then I head inside and start   making the very first tomato sandwich of summer.

A great tomato sandwich is a simple feast, one of those magical combinations that's so much   more than the sum of its parts. At its most basic, you just need ripe tomatoes, good bread, a   smear of mayo, and a little salt and pepper. Recently though, I've grown fond of an elevated   version of the summer staple – one that brings together a colorful array of sliced heirlooms and   thick­cut grilled sourdough slathered in a simple herbed spread made with Hellman's Carefully   Crafted Dressing, a bright and tangy egg­free alternative to traditional mayo. This lively herbed   spread is made by stirring parsley, basil, dill, and garlic into Hellman’s Carefully Crafted   Dressing & Sandwich Spread. Topped off with flaky sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a   small pinch of minced herbs, it’s a summer sandwich you'll look forward to all year long.

Heirloom Tomato Tartines with Herbed Spread

Makes: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Hellman's Carefully Crafted Dressing & Sandwich Spread

1 teaspoon minced parsley, plus more for garnish

1 teaspoon minced basil, plus more for garnish

1 teaspoon minced dill, plus more for garnish

1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced

4 thick­cut slices sourdough bread, grilled until light golden brown or toasted

4 heirloom tomatoes, cored and sliced 1⁄4 ­inch thick

flaky sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Working ahead of time, stir to combine Hellmann's Carefully Crafted dressing, herbs, and garlic in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 -2 hours or overnight.  To make tartines, spread 1 -2 tablespoons herbed dressing on each slice of grilled bread. Add a layer of sliced tomatoes, sprinkle with a pinch each sea salt and pepper, and finish with a  pinch of minced herbs. Serve right away.

This post sponsored by Hellmann’s, in partnership with TheFeedFeed

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