I am starting a series of recipes and food ideas for vegetarian dishes. Some of these have been done a thousand times before, or is something I have come up with myself. Either way, I thought I would like to share how I eat healthily or indulge on a varied vegetarian diet!
Here is my absolute favourite lunch at the moment. I gave up dairy for a while, however I am finding myself gradually getting back onto cheeses such as brie and mozzarella. I tend to avoid dairy if I can still, but this is such a luxurious and delicious treat and something I just crave all the time and allow myself to have on those days I need a bit of cheering up or comfort food!
This is great as a toastie/sandwich, but if you’re watching your weight or trying to cut down a little bit, just make it an open sandwich by using 1 slice of bread instead of two, and use slightly less brie by cutting it slightly thinner.
Keep reading for how I make this!
1 or 2 slices of multi-seed farmhouse loaf
Half a medium slice avocado, sliced
40g Brie, thinly sliced
4 or 5 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
Pinch of dried basil, or 2 small fresh basil leaves
- Lightly toast the bottom slice of bread
- Prepare the ingredients as stated, placing the avocados on the bottom, then the brie, then the cherry tomatoes. If you are using fresh basil leaves, put these under the brie.
- Put the toastie under the grill on a medium heat for about 10 minutes. Obviously this depends on how crispy you like it! If you have a sandwich or panini maker, or George Foreman type machine, this would probably take less time.
- Take the toastie out and enjoy!
NB: I like to serve this with either home made onion rings or hand cut chunky chips! Serve with a salad for a more healthy option.