We grow tomatoes every year, and the first red tomato is cause for celebration. But we aren’t there yet… and the wait is killer. Just turn red already!! What’s a gardener to do while waiting for tomatoes? Use the green tomatoes, of course! In this killer Green-Tomato Basil Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Mayo.
Seriously good. Of course, I think anything with this mayonnaise on it would be spectacular.
So tell me about this roasted garlic, you say. Well I will. Roasted garlic is ah-mazing. It’s the taste of garlic, but without the bite. It’s smoooooth. It’s perfect really. And it is also very easy to make. Take a head of garlic and chop off the top. Drizzle some olive oil on it and put it in a ramekin or small dish. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. And try not to drool all over the house while it is baking, because it smells divine.
Once you have your roasted garlic done, the rest of the sandwich comes together very quickly. I used green tomatoes from my garden. Can you even buy green tomatoes? I’ve never seen them for sale anywhere. So I guess you’ll have to go grow some tomatoes. That bumps up the preparation time to a few months. Oh well. And for the basil… it’s from the garden as well. You can grow that in a pot. I recommend buying a plant instead of the leaves. It costs about the same and you’ll get basil for the whole summer. It will always be fresh and ready, and it won’t go bad. Just a pro tip for you.
Like I said, just assemble the sandwich and decide if you are going to eat it cold or hot. I warmed mine up in the oven. It toasted up the bread and made the roasted garlic mayo so yummy. I want to eat another one right now just thinking about it. Soooo addictive.
So I’m going to go do that while you look at the recipe.
Green Tomato and Basil Sandwich with Roasted Garlic Mayo
Green Tomatoes and Basil from the garden make this a fresh delicious summer sandwich. And the roasted garlic mayonnaise is addictive as... well... something addictive. This sandwich is also vegan.
- 1 Green Tomato, sliced
- 1 Handful of Basil
- 1 Sandwich roll
Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves Roasted Garlic (to make, use a whole head of garlic)
- 2 tbsp Vegenaise Mayonnaise
Totally Addictive Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise
Chop the top off a head of garlic and place in a ramekin or small oven-safe dish.
Drizzle olive oil over the garlic
Cover with aluminum foil.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.
Mix 2 of the roasted garlic cloves with 2 tbsp Vegenaise Mayo. Make sure the garlic is all mashed up in there.
Green Tomato Basil Sandwich
Spread garlic mayo on bottom piece of roll. Arrange the basil and tomato on top of the mayo.
Place both sides of roll in the oven, cut sides up. (One should have the fillings on it and one is plain.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes, or until top is toasted and bottom is warm.
Take out of oven and slather with additional mayo. Put together and eat.