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grilled heirloom tomato and cheese sandwiches with green heirloom tomato gazpacho

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches with Green Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Grilled cheese and tomato soup elevated to absolute deliciousness! This will be your go to lunch for heirloom tomatoes.
Course Lunch
Cuisine American, Latin



  • 1 pound ripe green heirloom tomatoes cut into large chunks
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted almonds
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar any variety
  • 1 tsp coarse kosher salt or more to taste


  • 8 slices brioche or challa trimmed to 5"x3"
  • 1 8 oz package smoked mozarella cheese cut into 1" wide by 1/4: slices
  • 1 cup (1/2 stick) butter



  • Combine first 8 ingredients & 1 tsp coarse salt in food processor. Blend until almost smooth. Some texture should remain.
  • Season with pepper, and more salt if desired. Transfer to medium bowl & cover. Chill at least 3 hours.


  • Cut each bread slice into a rectangle, about 4 1/2"x2 1/2". Arrange on a work surface.
  • Top bread with half of the cheese slices, trimming to fit, and 2 tomato slices. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt & pepper.
  • Top with remaining cheese and remaining bread. Press to compact.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sandwiches. Cover and cook until bread is golden, turning once, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer sandwiches to paper towels. Cut each sandwich in half.
  • Divide gazpacho among 4 bowls. Place on plates & arrange sandwiches alongside.


Recipe from Epicurious.
Keyword cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, tomatoes
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