Gourmet Cheese on Toast

"Here's a deluxe version of cheese on toast, easily adaptable to your own tastes. You might try adding some mushrooms or some roasted sweet peppers."
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  • Trim the beans, cut them in half and then boil in a small pan of water for two minutes.
  • Drain and cool with some cold water.
  • Place the cheese in a bowl with the olives, mint or basil, a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Mix together.
  • Mix the onion and balsamic vinegar together in a bowl.
  • Halve the cherry tomatoes and pile over top of the onion mixture.
  • Season with a bit of salt and pepper, add two tablespoons of the olive oil and garlic and mix together.
  • Toast the bread, then rub one side with the remaining olive oil and spread thickly with the cheese mixture.
  • Cover with each piece of bread with a ham slice, place the toast on plates and pile with the onion mixture.
  • Garnish with the beans and serve.

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