This herby goats cheese tomatoes toast meal makes a great, quick, snacky lunch and is gluten-free if you use gluten-free bread and is safe for those who can tolerate goats cheese. Use a vegan cream cheese if you prefer to make it fully dairy-free
I often have people asking me what I actually feed the husband and the boy, because if their cow’s milk and gluten intolerance issues. I think the idea of not using wheat and cows milk products can be quite scary for someone, when they aren’t used to adapting recipes, or finding alternative ingredients.
This recipe is a snack/light lunch, that I use often, as a quick meal, for the husband and the kids and I love it too. It is made with gluten-free bread, from Genius, which as far as I can find, make the best commercial, available in most supermarkets, gluten-free sliced bread, useful for toast and sandwiches, etc. You can, of course, make it with normal bread as well.
6 slices of bread, toasted lightly
a dozen or so cherry tomatoes washed and sliced in half
a round of soft goats cheese, that is a cream cheese consistency. If you need entirely dairy-free you can use a vegan cream cheese, there are lots that work now.
a handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped or cut finely (I just cheat and cut the leaves with scissors)
one clove of garlic, finely mashed
3 tbsp. of good quality olive oil
A hot grill oven
Mix the basil, mashed garlic, and olive oil into the goat’s cheese, until well blended in. Taste, and if you want to add some salt, feel free, I find goats cheese is salty enough, it doesn’t need it, but it’s an individual taste thing.
Spread the mix on toast, then pop some sliced tomatoes on the cheese. Put them under a hot grill for about 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are slightly toasted and the cheese has melted a little.
Serve immediately. This goes down a treat with a glass of cold white wine, but that’s just for the weekends and adults, of course! 😉
So there you go, Herby goats cheese tomatoes toast, an easy tasty, gluten-free lunch or snack, that’s easy to prepare!