To make tomato, cheese and herb sandwiches, arrange slices of cheese, thin tomato slices, and basil or watercress leaves on white bread slices cut from a square loaf. Spread mayonnaise on an equal number of bread slices, and cover the sandwiches. Cut off the crusts. Then, cut the sandwiches in quarters, and arrange on a serving platter.
For an Italian-inspired party sandwich, split open a focaccia or cibatta loaf with a serrated knife. In a bowl, place 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 cup of pitted, chopped olives and 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh herbs. For example, use fresh chopped Italian parsley or basil. Dry Italian seasoning is an alternative to fresh herbs.
Arrange the mixture on the bottom half of the bread. Lay slices of Provolone cheese on top of the mixture. Cover the sandwich with the top half of the loaf. Cut it into serving-size pieces.
To make an easy and tasty pepper steak sandwich, soften 4 tablespoons of butter. Chop 4 tablespoons of chopped herbs. Mix the butter and herbs together, and spread the mixture on baguette or ciabatta slices. Top the bread with thin slices of beef, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste before covering.