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The Sandwich That Got My Brother to Eat Tomatoes!

What you need: 

2 thick slices whole wheat bread
vegan cream cheese (I like Tofutti), to taste
1 good summer tomato, sliced thinly
red onion, to taste, sliced thinly
black pepper, to taste
healthy sprinkle oregano
healthy sprinkle chives
vegan margarine (I like Earth Balance)
garlic and herb blend spice (mine is McCormick salt-free)

What you do: 

1. Spread one side of each slice of the bread with a thin layer of cream cheese. Layer the thinly sliced tomatoes and onion over one side, pausing often to sprinkle with black pepper, and oregano.
2. Sprinkle the other cream-cheesed side of the bread with chives. Lots of chives. Close sandwich and spread outside sides of bread with vegan margarine.
3. Sprinkle with garlic herb seasoning in manner of garlic bread. Grill like a grilled cheese sandwich.
I made this for my 12-year-old brother, who insists that tomatoes (well, most vegetables actually) are unfit for human consumption, and he devoured it. He said it tasted better with "all those secret spices."

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

WOW. I've been wanting to try something different, but to be honest with you, I hate both raw tomatoes and cream cheese. However, the reviews and the adorable name convinced me... if a little brother can enjoy a tomato sandwich, maybe I can too. I DID!!! I could barely even taste the blandness of raw tomatoes I usually hate, and the combination of the spices with the cream cheese made for an irresistable delight! I didn't have onions or chives, but I added lots of garlic, oregano, rosemary, and thyme. Delish! :) I think next time I might mix some ketchup in with the cream cheese for added tang... I'll let everyone know how it turns out!

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This came out great!  I sautéed a brown onion and it was a great addition.  Next time I'm going to try this sandwich with veggie ham and soy bacon bites.  I think that will add even more flavor.  I don't recommend using parsley on the outside of the bread. It gave it an odd flavor.  I love the garlic though. Yummy!!! :biggrin:

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this sandwich is awesome!  i'm eating one as i write this.  it's kinda messy with the heated cream cheese, but boy is it good!  i added in some "ham" for fun, and like stalker i think next time i'll try sauteing the onion too.  :w00t!:

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I love a good tomatoe  sandwich! This is really good. Next time I may saute the onions just a bit only because the onion flavor drowns out the tomatoes a bit but sooooo yummy. Very Italian.  ;)

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This sandwich was excellent, I don't care for tomatoes myself eitherand I figured if it got your brother to eat tomatoes than why not me too! A good recipe if you want to try something new. The only thing I did different was I used french bread cause its all I had and I used hummus instead of cream cheese because its not available to me. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I've made it twice already! Thanks again!

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I have to say that this is the best sandwich ever.  ;D God bless you for sharing!

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Woooooo-wee this was good! Also tasty on the sandwich...basil!

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That was well worth the stank breath that followed it. Thank you muchly!

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I hate to say this but I don't like tomatoes but I like lots of other vegetables.... Has anyone tried it or think it would be good with something besides tomatoes they are a little too acidic for me

To me, it really does taste a lot like a grilled cheese sandwich, so I would add whatever you are accustomed to adding to those (ie. mushrooms, fake bacon, fake ham, etc.) I used to add tomatoes to my grilled cheese so I think these are just delish!  ;)

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I hate to say this but I don't like tomatoes but I like lots of other vegetables.... Has anyone tried it or think it would be good with something besides tomatoes they are a little too acidic for me

I bet cucumbers would be good! I haven't tried it, but I bet the flavor/crispiness would meld nicely with the other flavors/textures in this recipe! Yummm... I might make it this way next time! :D

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