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Two-Bite Tomato Sandwiches

Party-ready! I love these for a late-summer gathering, when tomatoes are at their juciest.

Tomato sandwiches — the taste of summer! I love these sandwiches for gathering or for the start of football season, when tomatoes are at their juciest. This recipe features a two-bite version, cut into the shape of a circle, party-ready.

Two-Bite Tomato Sandwiches

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword heirloom tomato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 24 slices white sandwich bread
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil, plus more leaves for garnish
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes, sliced into ½ inch slices
  • 1 avocado, sliced thinly
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. 1. Take your sliced tomatoes and sprinkle them with sea salt and pepper to bring out the flavors. Lay them on a paper towel to absorb a bit of the extra liquid.

  2. 2. Using a 2 ¾ inch round biscuit cutter, cut circles out of sliced bread. Toast the bread circles, if desired.

  3. 3. Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, Cajun seasoning and chopped basil in a mixing bowl; stir until ingredients are well-combined.

  4. 4. To assemble: Spread basil mayo onto a bread round, then place a slice of tomato. Add a piece of bacon or avocado. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish as desired with basil.

Recipe Notes

• The colors of the tomatoes add to this dish. I used regular red, dark red, and yellow heirloom tomatoes in this recipe.
• I typically match the size of the biscuit cutter I use to the size of the tomatoes I find so that the tomatoes sit on the bread in a nice proportion. 


• White bread is a classic for tomato sandwiches. I used Pepperidge Farms White Bread. With a smaller bread like this, each slice yielded one circular cut using the 2 ¾ inch round biscuit cutter,

Bon Appétit!

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