Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Veggie Melts


Vegetables play a large role in our dinners.  Trying to come up with veggie foods that my kids will eat is challenging at times.  We eat a lot of melons, fruit salads, green salads and sauteed veggies.  We like to eat these with fresh bread, quinoa, rice or homemade GF noodles.

This treat is something that my Mother-n-law use to make when we first got married.  I never forgot the flavor of the cauliflower mixed with the other veggies.  I have added different things in the past and this alters the original just a bit, but not much.  The other thing I do to try and keep it fresh, is change the dressing that I use.  Tonight I used a Caesar dressing.  In the past I have used plain mayonnaise or Ranch.

The recipe is great as a normal sandwich too.  Especially if you live in a hot region and don't want to cook.

The bread that you see in the pictures is my recipe that can be found here .

Veggie Melts

1 head of Cauliflower, diced small
3 large carrots, sliced thin
3 stalks of celery, sliced thin
1/2 onion, diced
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of salad dressing or mayo

Bread of your choice
Cheese of your choice

1. Dice all of the veggies into small pieces. Steam them in the microwave using a microwaveable bowl until they are firm but not crunchy.  Definitely not mushy.

2.  In a bowl add the salt, pepper and dressing or mayo.  Add the veggies when they are steamed to your liking.  Stir to blend.

3.  Slice the bread in half or use regular sliced bread, take some olive oil and brush on one side.  I broil this until lightly brown, add the veggies and broil until bubbling or lightly toasted.  Remove from the oven and add the grated cheese.  It should melt from the heat of the veggies.

The broiling is fast, so keep an eye on your oven and sandwiches.  ENJOY

I have also added zucchini to this.  My thought is the more veggies I get in the kids, the better. LOL

Written by Sherron Watson


  1. That looks good... Think I will give it a try one of these hot nights as I can use my toaster oven to make it.

  2. Thank you! I always make extra so I have at least one more sandwich the next day..LOL


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