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Pop's Tomato Sandwich

Yield: 1 serving


  • 2 slices Italian semolina bread
  • 1 medium-sized to large ripe tomato, sliced
  • 2 or 3 thin slices sweet onion
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • dried oregano
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Hot peppers (optional)


For this sandwich, you need the best semolina bread, perfectly ripe tomatoes, and the best olive oil. (We always had olive oil and vinegar in the truck.) If we were near a delicatessen or general store, sometimes my father would buy a little jar of mayonnaise and use that too. If you're using mayonnaise, spread a thin layer on both slices of bread. Then cover one piece with a thick layer of tomato slices, then thinly sliced onions. Sprinkle some hot peppers on top. Dress with olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. Top with the second slive of bread.

Take a bite, and you know it's summer.

On tomato sandwiches now I use mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and onion. I don't make these with oil and vinegar anymore. I don't know why. I think I'll go make a tomato sandwich with oil and vinegar!

Additional Resources

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