There's something magical about a simple bread-and-tomato sandwich, but this one is even better topped with melted provolone cheese and tarragon-garlic mayo.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010

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Recipe Summary

total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

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  • Mash garlic on a cutting board with the side of a chef's knife or a spoon until a paste forms. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with mayonnaise, tarragon (or basil), lemon juice, pepper and salt.

  • Place bread on a large baking sheet and broil until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the bread over and divide cheese among 4 of the pieces. Continue broiling until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Assemble sandwiches with tomato and the garlic-herb mayonnaise. Top with the melted cheese bread.

Tips

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 16.8g 34% DV; carbohydrates 36.1g 12% DV; dietary fiber 5.9g 24% DV; sugars 7.4g; fat 20.1g 31% DV; saturated fat 6.8g 34% DV; cholesterol 23.1mg 8% DV; vitamin a iu 1056.2IU 21% DV; vitamin c 14.3mg 24% DV; folate 66.1mcg 17% DV; calcium 296.1mg 30% DV; iron 2.1mg 11% DV; magnesium 70.3mg 25% DV; potassium 427.3mg 12% DV; sodium 651.8mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 23% DV; added sugar 4g.

Reviews (11)

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used regular mayo as well! This is SO EASY! I used fresh local tomatoes-Cherokee purple I think-and fresh French tarragon from my garden. It was a heavenly combination! The only thing to top it would be using fresh homemade bread like the comment above. That would take it BEYOND heavenly... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
MMM! this is sooo good! deffinately a delicious way to stay on track! alisha MA. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We loved this! A tomato is a fruit as it has seeds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2014
Tasty! Very yummy made for a quick lunch today and will make again! Probably not filling enough on its own next time will pair with a hearty side. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2013
I bought Sara Lee Whole-Wheat Honey bread instead. I'd never used tarragon before and wasn't sure how it would taste so I used both basil and tarragon on my sandwich and it was wonderful. I'm not even much of a tomato person but this was awesome! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was a light and delicious meal. Even the family member who doesn't care for tomatoes thought that it had a delicious taste. We used Kraft mayo instead of the low-fat tarragon instead of the basil and we didn't use any added salt. I'm not sure how many extra calories the regular mayo added to the calorie count but the only other food that was served with this meal was fruit. In the summertime when it is too hot to cook this meal is quick and not too heavy on the tummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Loved this...used tarragon in the mayo..I also used regular mayo and the flavor was wonderful served this with the crab bisque from the same issue and the 2 made a wonderful pair...very light and good when the heat makes your appetite dry up Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This sounds great but you might try putting the tomatoes on the bread under the cheese for another great taste sensation. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Tried this out for dinner this evening and I must say was very pleased. Like other reviewers I used full-fat mayo rather than the reduced version. Our Wal-Mart didn't have tarragon so I had to use basil. When I told my guy that I'd make him a tomato sandwich (and showed him the recipe) he about had a conniption. "A SANDWICH WITH NO MEAT!?" He was pleasantly surpised with the result though and I will no doubt be making this again. Quick easy and pretty darned tasty. Definitely a keeper. -Brandy Read More