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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.

  • Makes: 4 servings
    Serving Size:1 sandwich
  • Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or basil or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 slices whole-grain country bread
  • 4 slices provolone cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 2 large or 3 medium tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), sliced 1/2 inch thick

Recipe Steps:

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Assemble sandwiches with tomato and the garlic-herb mayonnaise. Top with the melted cheese bread.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 389 calories; 20 g fat (7 g sat, 9 g mono); 23 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 7 g total sugars; 17 g protein; 6 g fiber; 656 mg sodium; 428 mg potassium.