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Friday November 17, 2023


Savor the Flavors of Summer with Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Dive into the essence of summer with this delightful Heirloom Tomato Sandwich, a veggie take on the classic BLT that promises a burst of freshness and tanginess. Featuring a creamy white bean spread, vibrant heirloom tomatoes, and a medley of fresh ingredients, this sandwich is a celebration of seasonal produce. Let’s embark on the journey of creating this summer sensation!

Creamy White Bean Spread: The Tangy Twist


  • 1 ½ cups cooked cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a blender, combine cannellini beans, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and capers.
  2. Blend until a creamy puree is achieved.
  3. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Chill the white bean puree until ready to use.

Sandwich Assembly: A Symphony of Summer Flavors


  • 8 slices of toasted Whole Foods Market bread
  • 4 butter lettuce leaves
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • Pinch of smoked paprika (optional)
  • Sprinkle of hemp seeds (optional)


  1. Toast 8 slices of Whole Foods Market bread to your liking.
  2. Spread a generous layer of the creamy white bean puree onto each slice of bread.
  3. Arrange butter lettuce leaves, heirloom tomato slices, and avocado slices on half of the bread slices.
  4. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to enhance the flavors.
  5. Top each sandwich with fresh basil leaves for a burst of herbal goodness.
  6. Optional: Add a pinch of smoked paprika for a hint of smokiness and a sprinkle of hemp seeds for extra texture.
  7. Complete the sandwiches by placing the remaining slices of bread on top.

Serving Suggestions and Tips:

  • Pair this Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with your favorite summer salads or sweet potato fries for a well-rounded meal.
  • For a picnic or weekday lunch, store the components separately and assemble the sandwich just before serving to maintain optimal freshness.

Culinary Creativity:

Feel free to customize the sandwich with additional veggies, such as cucumber or sprouts, to add your personal touch. Experiment with different varieties of heirloom tomatoes for a colorful and diverse flavor profile.

Celebrate the vibrant flavors of summer with this Heirloom Tomato Sandwich, showcasing the bounty of the season in every bite. Whether enjoyed at a picnic or as a quick weekday lunch, this sandwich is a testament to the joy of savoring the best that summer has to offer. Happy sandwich crafting!