August 11, 2010

Gourmet Italian Toasties

These delicious, veggie, toasties have an Italian influence and make a great lunch or snack. I use garlic and rocket pesto in this recipe, but any flavour pesto will work (although I do recommend a green pesto since that complements the sun-blushed tomatoes well).

These are also gorgeous without being toasted.

Serves 1

I crispy bread roll, halved or 2 slices of crusty, country-style bread
Green pesto
10-12 sun-blushed tomatoes
Mozzarella cheese (Buffalo mozzarella makes for a very gourmet sandwich)
Black pepper

Turn the grill on.

Spread some pesto on both halves of the bread roll, or on both slices of bread (pesto is very calorific, so if you're watching your weight go easy on the amount!!)

Place the sun-blushed tomatoes on top of the pesto - spread them around evenly

Put the mozzarella on top. Put as much or as little on as you like - it depends on your cheese preference

Put under the grill for 3-4 minutes. Keep an eye on them in case they burn.

Remove and grind some black pepper over them


These can be eaten alone or with a green salad

For a meat version just add some salami or Italian ham - place over the pesto before you add the tomatoes.

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