a toasted slice of bread topped with herb-flecked mayonnaise fresh mozzarella slices and tomato slices with tiny basil leaves dotting the top sit on a small light blue plate a small white ramekin of herb mayo with a small spoon rests next to the plate and a vase of various flowers and basil sprigs rest to the left of the plate

Fresh Tomato & Mozzarella Tartine with Herb Mayo

  • Author: Heidi Clark
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Tartines 1x


Fresh Tomato & Mozzarella Tartine with Herb Mayo is the perfect late summer lunch!  Juicy tomatoes fresh-from-the-garden are piled onto crunchy slices of toasted sourdough bread with fresh mozzarella cheese, and lemon zest, garlic, and fresh basil flecked mayo



For the Mayo:

1/3 cup mayonnaise

One small clove garlic, minced

zest of 1 lemon

1/8 tsp kosher salt

2 Tbsp thinly-sliced basil

1/8 tsp smoked paprika

For the Tartine:

Two large slices sourdough bread, toasted

One large tomato, sliced

4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese

To Garnish:

a sprinkle of coarse sea salt, if desired

additional basil, thinly sliced, if desired


For the Mayo:

Stir the ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to assemble the tartines.

Toast the sourdough bread. 

Spread each slice of bread with the herb mayo.

Top the mayo with the fresh mozzarella slices and tomato slices. Sprinkle a bit of coarse sea salt and extra sliced basil leaves over the top, if desired.

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Toasting
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: tomato mozzarella tartine herb mayo