Tomato and Basil Cheese on Toast

Submitted by Dave

This is highly idiot-proof and it is great for a quick and tasty lunch. A jazzed-up variant of the usual cheese-on-toast, great for students or singles living away from home.


  • 2 slices fresh bread (white, wholemeal, whatever you like best)
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • Several fresh basil leaves

• 3-4 slices of cheddar cheese for each slice of bread
• A few chunks of feta cheese (optional)


  1. Toast one side of the bread then remove it from the grill.
  2. Turn the bread over and cover it with a layer of sliced cheese.
  3. Then put the sliced tomato and the basil leaves on top of the cheese, dividing evenly on each slice of bread.
  4. Add a few chucks of feta cheese.
  5. Put it back under the grill for 3-4 minutes. When the cheese starts to bubble and the edges of the bread turned brown, remove from the grill and serve.

Versatility Note:

  1. You can use any cheese of your choice but English cheddar is always a good choice.
  2. If you are a vegan, try using a melting style soya cheese.
  3. Fresh basil is great for this but if you do not have any, dried mixed herbs is fine too.
  4. If you are a meat-eater, you can also add chopped-up pieces of ham with the tomatoes for a bit of variety.