This delicious Italian toast topper makes a perfect light supper, snack, lunch or weekend brunch in super quick time – try it on toasted ciabatta or rustic wholemeal bread.

Italian mushroom and tomato toast topper

Italian mushroom and tomato toast topper

Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 6 portabellini or chestnut mushrooms


    • 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped


    • A few lemon thyme leaves


    • 2 tbsp olive oil


    • 1 garlic clove, halved


    • 2 slices ciabatta or rustic wholemeal bread, toasted






    1. Put the portabellini or chestnut mushrooms, stalks down, with the roughly chopped tomatoes on a foil-lined grill pan. Sprinkle with lemon thyme leaves and drizzle with olive oil.


    1. Grill for 2 mins, turn the mushrooms and stir the tomatoes. Grill for 2 more mins.


    1. Rub the toast with the cut surface of the garlic and top with the hot tomatoes and mushrooms. Sprinkle with a few extra thyme leaves and season with salt and plenty of freshly ground pepper.


Recipe by Kate Moseley