Tuesday, August 27, 2013
An Heirloom 'Pineapple Tomato' Sandwich With Avocado And Purple Onion!
Ahhhh the simple pleasures of life! Mmm mmm mmm Are tomatoes a gift from heaven or what? Just finished gobbling down this "Pineapple" heirloom tomato avocado sandwich. Excuse me while I float down from the clouds. I think I tasted a bit of citrus in that last bite. Oh man I want more, and that was the last tomato! Give up your garden fresh tomatoes! I need another 'samich' now!
The warm fresh summer garden tomato sandwiches are the best! When my kids were young and we were monetarily challenged, one summer we only ate the tomatoes from a neighbors garden for our meals. I thought my children would turn red, like those folks who turn orange from only eat carrots for a long period of time. We all survived. And guess what? I never got tired of tomato sandwiches! These days I rarely eat a full on sandwich to avoid the grains, but when I do I make it an awesome experience! So I thought I would share a photo, of this simple lunch or dinner option to get your mouth watering too. It's the simple easy pleasure of fresh organic food.
We used a large beefsteak size heirloom 'Pineapple' tomato from Farmer Tom at our local organic CSA. Looks like a brain, right? Anyway, I think it does. Well... that's because it's smart food! haha!
The bread came from our local Wegman's food market, an organic nutty seedy bread called 'Marathon.' Wow! That's the best! We buy the sliced version and keep it in the freezer for those times one of us would like to have a sandwich. Just slide the frozen slices in toaster oven for a minute or so and it's ready to go. If you live near a Wegman's market you must check out this bread.
Instead of using mayo I opt mashed avocado. Oh my! "My favorite food in all the world!" Just repeat that sentence like a song!!! I also like to add thin slices of purple onion. This sandwich is a delectable winner. Every single item about this sandwich is made of my favorites! I loved this sandwich so freaking much!!!
Hubby still likes his "Mato Samiches" with mayo, although it is a non-GMO version. Here is a shot of his version of this mighty combo of goodies or goldies! Hope this temps you to enjoy one of the great pleasures of summer before the fall takes hold, and our fresh tomato supply dwindles till next growing season. Add Himalayan salt and some pepper grinds to taste. Big Yum! Big Love! Be happy! Be healthy! Be peace!