TOPEKA (KTMJ) – Mikki Burcher from Hy-Vee demonstrated on FOX 43 at 4 Wednesday a summertime recipe that doesn’t require you to heat up the kitchen by turning on the stovetop or oven.


  • 4 Roma tomatoes OR 4 mini cucumbers
  • ½ c. Hy-Vee Select garlic mayo sandwich spread OR other
  • sandwich spread of choice, optional
  • 2 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • ½ c. romaine lettuce leaves, torn
  • ½ c. Di Lusso cracked black pepper turkey breast slices
  • ¼ c. cooked bacon, crumbled


Lay tomatoes on their sides and cut crosswise at 1/4-inch intervals, cutting to ½-inch from bottoms. Spoon garlic mayo sandwich spread (if using) into cuts. Stuff cuts with fresh mozzarella slices, lettuce leaves, turkey breast slices, and smoked bacon.

Suggested Toppers:

  • Pesto, thinned with water or additional Olive Oil
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Submarine sandwich dressing