Cheese on Toast with Miso, Harissa and Spinach

OK so you don’t normally need a recipe to make cheese on toast, but this one is a little different made with a harissa and garlic butter, with added spinach to make it feel slightly less unhealthy

Go for some good quality bread, a sourdough, seeded loaf or a rye bread all work well

I haven’t added salt as the miso and cheese should provide enough to bring out the flavours, but feel free to add a little if you feel it needs it

Makes a great Sunday night tea, or a light lunch or brunch on its own or with soup

75g softened butter
1 tablespoon rose harissa
1 teaspoon miso
2 cloves garlic – crushed
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground cinammon
¼ teaspoon chili powder
5g fresh coriander – finely chopped
250g spinach
100g grated mozarella
4 slices good bread – I used a seeded sourdough

Mix the first eight ingredients in a medium bowl until everything is evenly combined

Wilt the spinach. If using a bag of washed spinach, open the bag and place in a microwave for 2 1/2 minutes, else wash the spinach, place in a saucepan with a lid, cover and heat gently until the spinach has wilted

Drain the spinach in a seive and press out as much liquid as you can, roughly chop, then add to the butter along with the grated mozarella

Toast the bread either in a toaster or on both sides under the grill, then divide the topping equally between the four slices and place under the grill until bubbling and starting to brown


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