Pesto cheese and tomato toasts

A perfect, easy, taste-packed post exercise lunch, try to time your exercise to end at a mealtime, so you can refuel with the meal, rather than having to eat extra.

This combines hot toast made from good bread (flour, water, yeast and salt only) with creamy pesto-y cheese and juicy ripe tomatoes. Tomatoes always need good seasoning, so don’t be afraid of that.

Buy cream cheese that is not *that* popular brand, because that brand contains additives! Supermarket own, in this case Waitrose, is usually additive-free.

Prep time: 5-10 mins
Cook time:
Servings: 1
Servings: 1


  • 1 slice of sourdough toast or ‘good bread’ toast, seeded artsian shown in piccie – 2 slices if you’ve done a hard workout
  • 1½ dessert spoons of cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of green pesto
  • 2 ripe tomatoes from the garden or bought on-the-vine
  • sea salt
  • black pepper


Toast the bread until golden.

Mix the pesto with the cream cheese, don’t go too mad, it looks nice kinda swirled in.

Spread the cheese and pesto on teh toast and add the sliced tomato.

Season generously with the sea salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Info


Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which is a pokey antioxidant. Antioxidants are like bouncers at a night club, they go around finding stray electrons that are busy causing trouble in your body, and find them a love partner so they can both stay in and cuddle on the sofa.

Tomatoes are also a brilliant source of vitamin C, which supports skin and connective tissue health as well as immunity and iron absorption. The biotin in tomatoes is good for controlling blood sugar.

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