Vegetable Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Fried onions and mushrooms covered in cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato, and crispy bread makes for a comforting, flavor-packed spin on the classic grilled cheese sandwich.
- 2 slices rye bread or your favorite
- ½ small onion diced
- 3 cremini mushrooms chopped
- ½ Roma tomato sliced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon sambal oelek
- 2 leaves romaine lettuce or your favorite lettuce
- 1 slice cheese slice or whatever kind you want
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- oil/butter for frying
Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
Add a swirl of oil and then add the onions and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes. Add the sambal oelek and the garlic. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring, until both the mushrooms and onions are soft and browned. Turn heat off and set aside (or transfer onions and mushrooms to a bowl to wait)
Heat another frying pan over medium heat (or use the one from the onions if you moved them to a bowl) Add oil and then add two slices of bread. Fry for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan.
To assemble: Spread mayo on one slice of bread. Add the onion + mushrooms. Add the cheese slice, lettuce, and tomato. Season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining piece of bread. Slice in half and serve hot.
*Nutritional information is an estimate and intended for informational purposes only, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. Estimate is per serving.
- Use different vegetables if you want, whichever ones you like best. If they are watery ones, like zucchini, etc., make sure to cook them well.