Falafel, Cheese & Pesto Toastie

Falafel, Cheese & Pesto Toastie

Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Serves 2

Treat yourself with this decadent toastie. Buttered sourdough is packed full with tasty falafel, cheddar, mozzarella and a homemade pesto – what’s not to love!

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Ingredients

For the toastie:
30g unsalted butter
4 slices of sourdough bread
80g extra mature cheddar, grated
50g mozzarella, grated
6 Cauldron Falafels, cut in half

For the pesto:
50g basil
20g pine nuts
10g vegetarian parmesan or hard cheese
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. To make the pesto, place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Put the butter in a pan or microwave safe bowl and heat until melted.
  3. Place the 4 slices of sourdough bread onto a board or work surface. Brush the sourdough slices with the melted butter and then turn over 2 of the slices.
  4. Spread the pesto on them, and place the falafel halves face down on top.
  5. Pack the cheese over the falafel then top with the two remaining slices of bread, butter side up and transfer to a hot frying pan.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden. You can also use a toastie maker if you prefer. Serve immediately.