This clever toastie recipe uses up slightly stale bread, the last chunk of cheese and the end of a jar of pesto. Quick, easy and super-satisfying.
- 1 tsp pesto
- 2 slices bread
- 40g/1½oz cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella, grated or sliced
- 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salad, to serve
Spread the pesto over the bread, then top one slice with the cheese and tomato. Grind over some black pepper and sandwich the two pieces of bread together.
Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and lower the sandwich into the pan with a spatula. Cook over a low-medium heat for 3 minutes or until the underside of the bread is golden brown and the cheese has begun to melt. Flip the toastie over and cook for 2–3 minutes more or until both sides are golden and the cheese has fully melted.
Remove from the pan, slice in half and serve hot, with salad.
Cheese, tomato and pesto toastie