Fried Cheese with Warm Tomatoes
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Yield: 1 serving
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 oz (60 g) Nabulsi, Ackawi, or Halloumi cheese, sliced about ¼-inch thick (my cheese had nigella seeds on the outside, which added even more flavor)
  • ½ cup (75 g) sweet cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  1. Place the toast on a plate and set aside for now.
  2. Heat the oil in a small (preferably nonstick) skillet over medium heat; add the cheese and immediately turn the heat down to medium-low. Cook until browned on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Place the cheese on top of the toast.
  3. Add the tomato and lemon juice to the skillet you cooked the cheese in. Turn the heat up to medium and cook until the tomatoes start to soften and the lemon juice has evaporated, about 2 minutes, giving the pan an occasional shake.
  4. Pour the tomatoes over the cheese, top with a generous sprinkle of fresh cracked black pepper, and serve immediately.
Serving Size: This recipe serves one because I find one-serving sandwich recipes easiest to adjust to serve however many you need.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaicâ„¢ at