Rocket and tomato on toasted bread

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Toasted sandwiches remain a favourite. This one, with homemade rocket pesto, is a real hit – and great with cooked pasta. Drizzle olive oil over leftover pesto and store it in the fridge.

Makes: about 12 slices

Preparation: 20 minutes

Oven temperature: Grill

Cooking time: 10 minutes

12 slices of bread

about 4 sun ripe tomatoes, sliced

125g mozzarella, grated


100g fresh rocket

15ml capers, rinsed

15ml lemon juice

1 large clove of garlic, bruised

125ml grated parmesan cheese

3 anchovy fillets

125ml oil

• freshly ground back pepper

1. Make the pesto: Place the rocket, capers, lemon juice, garlic, parmesan cheese and anchovies in a food processor and chop roughly until mixed through. Add the oil and black pepper and mix further.

2. Pack the bread on a baking tray. Toast the one side, turn over and spread the pesto on the other side. Top with tomato slices and cheese and toast in a preheated oven until the cheese melts.

WINE SUGGESTION: This informal treat will be delicious with your favourite cider but if you prefer wine, go for a dry chenin blanc.

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