British Tomato and Halloumi Toast

Enjoy char-grilled sourdough, topped with grilled Halloumi and sliced British tomatoes, given a fresh twist with quick-to-make mint pesto.

British Tomato and Halloumi Toast

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  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 150g Halloumi cheese, sliced
  • 4 large British vine tomatoes, sliced


Mint Pesto:

  • Small bunch of mint
  • 5tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp white wine vinegar
  • 50g ground almonds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. First, make the mint pesto. Pick the mint leaves from the stalks and put them into a small blender with the olive oil, vinegar and a splash of water. Blitz together for a few moments. Add the ground almonds and blend for a few more seconds. Season with a little salt and pepper.

2. Brush the slices of sourdough with olive oil, then char-grill or grill until lightly browned.

3. At the same time, dry-fry the slices of Halloumi in a frying pan, turning them over once and cooking until golden brown.

4. Arrange the slices of sourdough on two serving plates. Spread with mint pesto, then add the sliced tomatoes and Halloumi cheese. Serve, drizzled with a little more pesto sauce.

Cook’s tip: You could use basil or parsley instead of mint in the pesto.


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