Tomato sandwich without the mayo?

United States
August 12, 2016 10:41pm CST
I was siting here and just thinking about it. I grew up on tomato sandwiches with a bit of mayo smeared on the bread and some salt and pepper to taste. Now mayo isn't a big thing in this household, we hardly, if ever buy it. Mayo isn't the healthiest thing at any rate, but it's also not my favorite condiment. Has anyone here successfully used an alternative to mayo to put on a tomato sandwich? I am asking about a tomato sandwich specifically, no other kind. I believe I've done mustard before so would be asking for something else. No salad cream either, so that narrows it down. Would a plain yogurt be okay or would it just taste awful? I wouldn't say I'd do cream cheese either but if you've done it and like it I might give it a try. Any suggestions?
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@Marty1 (28632)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Aug 16
@scribbledadnauseum I am trying to eat healthier, too. I just got an idea They add mustard to buns for hot dogs, why not add mustard to your tomato as mustard and tomatoes go on hamburgers well! That would be yummy!
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• United States
13 Aug 16
I might just do that. There are so many different types of mustard out there too and I bet I could get mustard seeds and somehow make my own if needs must.
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@Marty1 (28632)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Aug 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum from what i just read about making mustard you grind whole mustard seeds add salt and mustard powder and blend it with water! That seems easy! I don't know where you get mustard seeds but if you can find a lot of varieties you can make a lot of different types of mustards!
• United States
13 Aug 16
I hardly buy mayo either. In my entire lifetime, maybe two tubs and I never finished them. I'd just grab some mayo packets whenever you see them complimentary? =P
• United States
13 Aug 16
I don't mind buying mayo, they have it in really small bottles now. No, I want alternatives completely as I am trying to eat a lot healthier. I don't know that there are alternatives, but I figured if anyone might know, it might be a mylotter! lol.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum How about ketchup? I have been loving pesto sandwiches lately, but I buy my tomato sandwiches with pesto spread. =)
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• United States
13 Aug 16
@infatuatedbby I don't think I could stomach the taste of ketchup on just plain bread. I know how ridiculous that sounds as I have ketchup on hamburger and hotdog buns.
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@blitzfrick (2948)
• United States
13 Aug 16
Cream cheese and tomato sandwich sounds great! I think I'll try it. I always use mayo, real mayo, not that salad dressing stuff, but to each his own. Olive oil might be worth a try, too.
@sallypup (23310)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Aug 16
@blitzfrick I make the real deal mayo. Tasty!
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• United States
13 Aug 16
I did not even think of olive oil. Thanks for that recommendation! My dislike for mayo is more of a genetic disposition. I wouldn't essentially call it that but for the fact that my grandfather ate an entire jar of mayop as a child (the BIG jars) and well ever since then? None of us have really cared for it. Of course that could be more because we've hardly ever bought any for the simple fact HE hates it. No matter what household I've lived in, my own versus with family? No to very little mayo.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum My son also hates mayo due to the fact that his great aunt once made him a roast beef sandwich consisting of chunks of roast beef and bread slathered with thick globs of mayo. It looked horrible. I think there was more mayo than meat, if one measured by weight. Yuk!
@Marty1 (28632)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Aug 16
@Scribbledadnauseum I have had many tomato and mayo sandwiches. I have never tried it with another thing, but i also like to add cheese and pickles to my tomatoes and maybe a little lettuce or spinach!Maybe the pickles would add some moisture to it! Those are good sandwiches. My sister almost had a heart attack once when i told her i had one of them for dinner. I added onion that night thought, too,.I think plain yogurt wouldn't be too good as i don't think it has a nice taste but you might want to try Greek Yogurt i hear rave reviews about Greek Yogurt. Let us know what you try!
• United States
13 Aug 16
Will do! We have a bunch of cherry tomatoes from an aunt's garden. WIll have to wait until she can give us some really good big tomatoes before I make a sandwich out of it though. I don't add anything but possibly lettuce. Pickles with it does sound really good and your right it might add some moisture. Someone else suggested olive oil and that's a good idea there.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
@Marty1 My problem with avocadoes is never knowing WHEN to use them.Or outright forgetting abotu them until it's too late. I do, however, love avocado. Whatever type of bread I use, it has to be whole wheat. I am essentially on a raw food diet. I've been on it for two weeks and it's going pretty good for me.
@LadyDuck (126498)
• Switzerland
13 Aug 16
Yogurt tastes awful with tomatoes, just does not use it. Use a mild mustard with tomatoes, there are so many around. You can also do better, mix half mayo and half mustard, it's delicious.
• United States
13 Aug 16
Not sure I could stomach half mayo / mustard as I am weird about that kind of stuff. I am not a big mayo fan as is but do get a packet if I buy a roast beef sandwich from work as it's dry without a condiment with it.
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@LadyDuck (126498)
• Switzerland
14 Aug 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I never buy mayo, I make my own from scratch.
@Mike197602 (13391)
• Worcester, England
13 Aug 16
You Americans don't use butter type stuff on your sandwiches like we do over here do you? If you have it over there you could try an olive oil spread or something similar.
• United States
13 Aug 16
I don't use butter on my sandwich unless it's a grilled cheese. I don't thin I've ever put butter on a sandwich otherwise. I do know a few friends who have though, so I guess it just varies.
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@Mike197602 (13391)
• Worcester, England
13 Aug 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum A UK/US culinary difference. Ask any Uk person how to make a sandwich and they'd include some form of butter on the bread Are you still interested in watching UK tv for free. I've been doing research and have found 2 sites that stream live UK tv for free and are very reliable. Also I'm just looking at 2 free VPN sites that'd allow you to watch it from the US. I'm reverse experimenting watching US tv but it isn't going so wellbut I think in a few days I'll get it sorted. Haven't seen you around for a while....everything ok with you?
@1creekgirl (9060)
• United States
13 Aug 16
How about mashed avocado? It goes well with bacon and tomato, so maybe give it a try? It's much healthier than mayo.
• United States
13 Aug 16
Yes there's been A LOT of talk about avocado and how it's the good fat and very healthy for a balanced diet. My problem is getting it and not using it before it goes bad.
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• United States
14 Aug 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I keep avocados in the fridge and take them out to ripen.
@sallypup (23310)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Aug 16
Hummus or pesto. Olive oil and tomatoes are total yum.
• United States
13 Aug 16
I am picky about hummus but if I can get a small container of the stuff I might try it once to see. I am pretty sure I've seen small containers of hummus somewhere...
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@sallypup (23310)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Aug 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum There are tons of hummus flavors now. And of course you can make your own without too much hassle.
@scheng1 (24890)
• Singapore
13 Aug 16
Have you tried using yogurt? The taste should not be that off when you use yogurt instead of mayo. Mayo is not something we buy too. I may buy yogurt because it goes with fruits, and it tastes good on its own.
• United States
13 Aug 16
I know I've heard of using plain yogurt in recipes instead of mayo. I might try using plain yogurt once and see if it's something that I could enjoy the taste of. My only concern would be that the yogurt would be at a cooler temp than the rest of the items. The tomatoes we keep out of the fridge and the bread as well.
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@scheng1 (24890)
• Singapore
14 Aug 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes, I think so. If you put in just a bit of yogurt for taste, you may not feel like biting into cold sandwich!
• Calgary, Alberta
13 Aug 16
There should be some cheese because cheese and tomato together is some umami goodness. You might as well add some avocado because Avocado also works well with cheese.
• United States
13 Aug 16
I don't ever buy avocado as I don't tend to get to use it before it's too late! Plus I am not quite sure when it's ripe enough to eat. However, avocado is a good super food. I am trying to stay away from dairy as much as possible with this diet plan.
@Macarrosel (7617)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
Well, I never tried mayo and tomato sandwich. So,I have no idea what's the taste of it. I have egg with mayo or sometimes tuna with mayo. A little of sugar and salt to taste. For me it's delicious.
• United States
13 Aug 16
The egg with mayo sounds alright. I don't really do much with eggs but scramble or boil them. I wish I could eat Tuna but the guidelines I am following don't recommend Tuna. Salmon is okay though.
@celticeagle (114473)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Aug 16
Fresh tomatoes sliced with a little sugar on is so delicious. I don't need any bread or bit of mayo at all.