Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #28 - Cheesy Tomato Spread

Naturally I came home from Wisconsin with cheese on the brain after seeing so many dairy farms. I'm usually not very adventurous in my cheese selection, sticking to cheddar cheese on most occasions. This week, however, I went to the grocery store and bought mozzarella and Colby Jack as well. The Colby Jack, I decided, would be good to try in my Cheesy Tomato tea sandwiches.

This sandwich spread is so easy to make it's almost a crime to even call it a "recipe." You start with 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.

Then you dice about 1/4 cup of tomato. These are Romas fresh from our garden, but I would use whatever is handy. I left the skin on, but you may choose not to.

Because of the liquid from the tomatoes you need very little mayonnaise to bind these ingredients together. I used barely a teaspoon and this spread was just the consistency I like!

And I found a new type of bread at the grocery store this week, Five Grain Sourdough, which made for great tea sandwiches. So here's the recipe as I made it.

Cheesy Tomato Spread

1/2 cup grated cheese
1/4 cup diced tomato
1 teaspoon mayonnaise

Combine all ingredients. This recipe yields 1/2 cup spread, which is enough for six 2-inch round tea sandwiches. I would double or triple the amounts when planning for a tea party. Also, I don't add any salt or pepper because to me this spread is plenty tasty as-is!

A NOTE ABOUT RECIPES: A reader recently asked about looking up old recipes on this blog. While I don't have all my old recipes tagged (yet!), I do have all of these Tea Sandwich Saturday posts tagged and you can access them by going to the column at right, scrolling down to where it says "Labels" and clicking on "Tea Sandwiches." Hope that helps!


  1. Another wonderful tea sandwich recipe! I'll have to add this one to my recipe box.

  2. These look like a perfect tea sandwich!

  3. My kind of sandwich. It would also be great with a little crumbled bacon. Sounds like a good sandwich for today's lunch.
    Thanks Angela

  4. I make a sandwich very similar, but hadn't thought of actually chopping the tomatoes in with the cheese.

  5. Fresh tomatoes from the garden make all sandwiches perfect! Your Cheesy Tomato Spread makes for an interesting filling. I have not seen that bread in our local grocery stores, but will look for it.

  6. Your cheesy tomato spread sandwiches look delicious. I like pimento cheese and this would be equally tasty.

  7. Thanks for tagging the recipes! I have your blog bookmarked & come here when I want to make something special for my teas.

  8. What delicious looking sandwiches! And those fresh from the garden tomatoes are a great addition. Love your recipes, Angela - thanks for sharing, Joanie

  9. This sounds so "Summery" and delicious. yummy :-)

    (Sorry I haven't updated my blog- it will not let me post anymore- anyone have any help on this?????)

  10. Since I have tomatoes coming in every day I'll be sure to give this recipe a try.


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