What makes this new take on tomato toast different is the magic of chunky slices of ripe tomatoes that sit right on the cusp of sweet and savory, between fruit and vegetable. A pinch of salt brings out their juiciness, honey highlights their sweetness, and the nuttiness of whole-grain bread grounds the sandwich with a hearty foundation.
Every ingredient supports those fat slices of tomatoes. And it all comes together in just a minute.
We all have our favorite tomatoes sandwiches. After all, when summer tomato season hits, this delivery method is sure to be the quickest and most satisfying ways to get our tomato fix. Once you've had your fill of whatever your own speciality is, try this sweet and savory version. Each element — from the swipe of butter on the hearty whole-grain bread to the drizzle of honey — is meant to highlight the sweet and acidic qualities of tomatoes. One bite and you might find yourself wondering, What can't a tomato do?
Our answer: Tomatoes can do it all.
Your Fast Tomato Fix
1-Minute Tomato Sandwich
2 slices Ezekiel or whole-grain bread
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 medium to large heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 1/2 teaspoons large-flake salt
1 tablespoon honey
Toast the bread to the desired doneness. Spread the butter evenly on both slices while they are piping hot. Place 1 slice each on 2 plates.
Arrange the tomato slices on top of the bread. Sprinkle with the salt and drizzle with the honey. Serve immediately.
- Food styling by Barrett Washburne