Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit:

On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Sometimes all that is needed is something on toast; beans, tomatoes, cheese and egg are always perfect partners for an “on toast” snack or light supper dish, but it’s nice to push the taste boundaries when serving something on toast now and then. And so it was the other day when I served this delicious recipe for lunch – I had a nice piece of oak smoked Cheddar in the pantry, some home-made oat bread as well as some lovely little cherry tomatoes. I have been captivated with a new discovery recently, smoked sea salt (by Maldon), and I decided to add another layer of smoke to my simple recipe for an alternative Welsh rarebit; the cherry tomatoes were pan-fried with garlic and oregano in a little local rapeseed oil and then I threw in a generous pinch of smoked salt, before piling them (in a very haphazard fashion) onto my toasted bread. The toast was loaded, buttered with Clover Seedburst (another new culinary discovery) and was ready to receive the next layer of smoke, the oak smoked Cheddar.

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Pan-frying the cherry tomatoes with garlic, oregano and smoked sea salt

Home-made toasted oat bread spread with Clover Seedburst

Home-made toasted oat bread spread with Clover Seedburst

Oak smoked Cheddar cheese

Oak smoked Cheddar cheese

I was asked to develop two recipes with Clover Seedburst recently, and my first recipe was a delectable Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf, you can see the recipe here: The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf RecipeHaving baked a sweet treat already, I decided to make a savoury snack and supper recipe for my next recipe, and I am very happy with my recipe for Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit, plus, the seeded spread adds a lovely nutty texture and taste to the overall dish. As you can see from the photos, it’s an easy recipe to prepare and cook, however one tip is to make sure you have all the ingredients cut, sliced and pre-fried to hand, as well as the grill pan lined and the grill set to high, ready for grilled cheese take-off.

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Ready for grilled cheese take-off!

You can be as greedy as you wish when adding the cheese – I thought I had been pretty generous with the cheese until it melted, so do add an extra slab or two on your tomato loaded toast if you want a pile of molten cheese topping your toasted snack. You can of course use any good melting cheese that takes your fancy – Red Leicester, Lancashire and Cheshire would also be good choices, as well as a spot of Blue cheese for a more sophisticated “grown-up” flavour. I served this with a green side salad, with a creamy garlic dressing, but, it will be just as delicious served sans salad whilst sitting relaxing in front of the telly, or by the fire listening to the wireless. (That’s the old-fashioned word for a radio – I prefer it actually as it has a certain ring to it!)

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Just out of the grill……and ready to serve

As I mentioned before, and this high praise coming from a “butter girl”, I am VERY impressed with Seedburst – it has 70% less saturated fat than butter, and contains seeds and whole grains in it. It’s suitable for vegetarians and it TASTES great, with a lovely nutty texture, as you can see from the photos. I hope that you enjoy my second Seedburst recipe, and although I developed this recipe for Seedburst, you can of course use any spread you prefer, although I think the recipe benefits from having a little bit of seeds and whole grains added to it, for texture and taste. That’s all for today, I will be back later with more recipes, as well as some reviews, see you then, Karen 

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit

Serves 2 as a snack or light lunch
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Easter, Valentines day
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A delectable twist on the usual Welsh Rarebit, this recipe is easy to assemble and cook, and is on the table in 20 minutes. Smoked sea salt is added to cherry tomatoes and garlic, which makes for a tasty base under the cheese, and the oregano adds a wonderful herbal flavour. I used Clover Seedburst to spread on my toast, but, butter can also be used.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon rapeseed oil
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved (about 50g)
  • 2 fat cloves garlic, peeled and finely diced
  • a few fresh oregano leaves (and some reserved for garnish)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked sea salt (I used Maldon smoked sea salt)
  • Oak smoked Cheddar cheese, sliced (enough slices to cover the toast, about 50g)
  • 2 thick slices bread of your choice (I used sliced home-made oat bread)
  • Butter, or spread of your choice (I used Clover Seedburst spread)
  • freshly ground pepper

Note

A delectable twist on the usual Welsh Rarebit, this recipe is easy to assemble and cook, and is on the table in 20 minutes. Smoked sea salt is added to cherry tomatoes and garlic, which makes for a tasty base under the cheese, and the oregano adds a wonderful herbal flavour. I used Clover Seedburst to spread on my toast, but, butter can also be used.

Directions

Step 1 Heat up the oil in a frying pan and add the garlic, tomatoes, oregano leaves and smoked sea salt. Gently fry over a low heat until the garlic is cooked and soft, and the tomatoes are soft.
Step 2 Meanwhile, toast the bread, on both sides and whilst it is still hot spread butter or the spread of your choice over it. (I used Clover Seedburst)
Step 3 Place the two slices of buttered toast on a lined baking tray and then spoon over the garlic and tomato mixture. Arrange the slices of smoked cheese over the top, making sure they cover the toast right up the edges, and then place under a grill and cook until the cheese has melted and is bubbling.
Step 4 Serve immediately with a side salad, freshly ground black pepper and some oregano leaves as a garnish.
Step 5 Any cheese can be used, but the smoked Cheddar is particularly nice with the smoked sea salt.
Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Disclaimer: I was paid a fee by Clover Seedburst to cover the cost of my ingredients in developing some recipes that use the spread; all opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way by Clover Seedburst. Karen S Burns-Booth

Comments

  1. Fiona Matters says

    This looks fabulous. I’m practically drooling here. The other half would adore this – he loves cheese on toast!

    • Lisa Williams says

      I just made this for lunch and it was great I tweeted it so that my friends can make it too :)

  2. Rebecca Allen says

    Gorgeous! Two of my favourite things – cherry tomatoes and smoked cheese – would not have thought to make something so simple with the 2 of them though!

  3. Hayley Wells says

    Oh I wish I’d seen this yesterday! I had leftover Scarmorza and could have made this instead of a boring average salad. Lovely flavour pairing, making my mouth water! :)

  4. Beverley says

    This really does turn a humble slice of toast into a gourmet meal! It’s become a firm favourite.

  5. Frances Heaton says

    This sounds a delicious combination, and quite easy to prepare.

    Am definitely going to add this to my favourite recipes.

  6. Becky John says

    Am a big fan of smoked cheeses, but for some reason it had never crossed my mind to grill it, I only ever eat it straight from the fridge. Will be trying this out for lunch in the next couple of days.

  7. sandra henderson says

    I am going to make this tonight for supper it looks delish-thanks for posting i think it will go down a treat!

  8. Lisa Williams says

    where can you get the clover seed burst I keep looking out for it but I can’t seem to find it anywhere ?!

  9. Kevin Dooley says

    Ah these look lovely, we call these cheese and tomato snacks at my house, I might do some later in fact with my homemade loaf using almond flour, I’m tempted to add tomato puree to them to make them more pizza-esque!

  10. Judith Allen says

    My partner adores smoked cheese, this sounds a great idea. Must have a look for smoked sea salt.

  11. Myr says

    I love rarebit! I am definitely going to try this one! Smoked cheese is amazing with anything, really looking forward to trying this.

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