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Portobello, Broccoli and Pepper Melts

April 16, 2011

Portobello, broccoli and red pepper melts

Portobello, broccoli and pepper melts

It can sometimes be a challenge looking for something different to have for dinner.  It can be even more challenging if you are trying to find lighter versions of different meals.  Challenging but not impossible.  The last couple of nights I wanted to try some different meals and this melt was one of the results.

These melts are amazing!  They are really easy to make and they are healthy for you.  I was thoroughly pleased with the melts from start to finish.  If you don’t have portobello mushrooms you could use button mushrooms.  Get creative and use a totally different combination of vegetables too.  Zucchinis would work well on these.  The point is they are really delicious and healthy!

Ingredients and Directions for portobello and broccoli melts

Ingredients and Directions for portobello and broccoli melts

1.  Ingredients 

   1 small head broccoli, cut into small florets

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

4 portobello mushrooms (stems removed), sliced 1/4 inch thick

1 onion, sliced

2 red bell peppers, sliced 1/4 inch thick

1/4 cup light mayo

1 small garlic clove, minced

4 thick slices of bread

1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

To prepare the melts

Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat.  Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and set aside.

2.  Combine the mayo and garlic together and stir, set aside.

3.  Place the broccoli in a small bowl and toss with the olive oil.  Place the broccoli on the prepared baking sheet, season with salt and

pepper. Broil, tossing once or twice, until broccoli begins to char, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4.  Place bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Evenly divide the mayo spread on the bread and set aside.

      5.  Add the mushrooms and bell peppers to the broccoli on the baking sheet; season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Continue to broil, tossing once or twice, until vegetables are tender, 6 to 10 minutes or more.

6.  Evenly distribute the vegetables on the prepared bread, then top with cheese.  Broil until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Portobello, broccoli and pepper melts

Portobello, broccoli and pepper melts

These melts are great for a light meal.  They would be perfect for lunch on a hot afternoon for something quick and light.

From our kitchen to yours,
Sydney Jones

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One Comment leave one →
  1. April 16, 2011 11:01 am

    That looks wonderful. It gave me a new idea for a weeknight meal. Thanks!

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