Sunflower Seed and Tomato Sandwich

August 9, 2022

Sunflower seed and tomato sandwich has become my summer sandwich staple. It’s toasted bread, mayonnaise, roasted salted sunflower seeds, thick tomato slices, and sprouts. It is tart and bright. Everything you love about fresh summer tomatoes!

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Mike had quite the summer of fun.

First, he went to New Orleans with my Dad and brothers. Boys trip!

Then he went to Maine to see Phish and do some camping with his two best guy friends. Guys trip part two!

he lives a charmed life.

While he was in New Orleans, I really wanted him to go to Turkey and the Wolf.

The sandwiches and salads at this place look and sound epic!

They have a collard green melt and a fried bologna sandwich which look amazing.

But noooooo!

They had to go on a seafood and hurricane tour of the French Quarter.

That’s ok. To each their own.

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There is a Turkey and the Wolf cookbook out now, so we can all make the sandwiches ourselves at home.

A favorite sandwich is a sunflower seed and tomato sandwich.

All you need to make this sandwich are the following:

  • thick slices of your favorite bread, toasted
  • mayonnaise (I have converted to Duke’s but the OG Hellmann’s is cool too)
  • roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  • sprouts (I use broccoli and clover sprouts)
  • thick slices of tomato
  • salt and pepper

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The sandwich in the book has a whole slew of fresh basil and fresh dill on it instead of the sprouts.

I have made that one too, but I prefer the texture and taste of the broccoli sprouts.

There really isn’t much to this recipe.

A few pointers though.

Slather both sides with a thick layer of mayo all the way to the edges of the bread.

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Liberally spread the sunflower seeds all over the mayo. 

Season the tomato slices with salt and pepper.

Make sure the bread is really toasted.

The worst thing is a soggy sandwich.

Use thick slices of tomato.

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It doesn’t have to be a fancy heirloom tomato.

Make sure it is a thick cut slice because the tomatoes are the main ingredient to the sandwich.

Lucky for all of us it is the height of tomato season so we can enjoy these sandwiches for the next few months.

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Sunflower Seed and Tomato Sandwich

Yield: Makes 1 Sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Toasted bread with lots of mayo, salted roasted sunflower seeds, sprouts, and thick slices of summer tomatoes.


  • 2 thick slices of sourdough, rye, or French bread
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tbsp roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sprouts, broccoli or clover any kind you like
  • 2-3 thick slices of tomato
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper


  1. Toast the slices of bread
  2. Add liberal amounts of mayo to each slice of bread.
  3. Top one half of the sandwich with the roasted and salted sunflower seeds. Spread the seeds all the way to the edges.
  4. Top the other slice with tomato slices, salt and pepper, and the sprouts.
  5. Flip the sunflower seed half on top of the tomato/sprout side. Slice and enjoy.
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