4 slices sourdough bread
2tbsp olive oil
150g Halloumi cheese, sliced
4 large British vine tomatoes, sliced
Small bunch of mint
5tbsp olive oil
1tsp white wine vinegar
50g ground almonds
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Enjoy char-grilled sourdough, topped with grilled Halloumi and sliced British tomatoes, given a fresh twist with quick-to-make mint pesto.
Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 5min
Suitable for vegetarians
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.
Did You Know?
In the UK, we eat 6oz (160g) of fresh tomatoes per person per week. This is the equivalent of two classic British tomatoes per week, or more than 100 per year - very low compared with other European countries, especially those in the Mediterranean region.