Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Veggie (or not) Bread


Unfortunately, on my 'No-Fun Diet', bread is not on the menu, but when I do have a cheat meal, this is a recipe that I induldge in.  The massive amounts of veggies make it healthy, my love for garlic makes it tasty, and the extra treat of melted gouda cheese on top makes it a dish that I look forward to.

If you want, add thin slices of procuitto or bacon in there for those of you who cringe at the thought of veggie only dishes.
  • Crusty loaf of artisan bread
  • 3 small or 2 large portabello mushroom caps sliced into strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 4 green onions cut in 1 inch lengths
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced paper thin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tsp of crushed garlic, or 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 cup grated Gouda cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. Set your oven to broil on low.  If you don't have a low setting just watch it carefully.  Adjust your rack to the second position from the top. 
  2. Put the sliced portabello, red bell pepper, and onion on a foil lined cookie sheet.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix veggies to coat and broil 4-6 minutes, tossing after every 2 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  5. Stir together mayo and garlic, and spread on thick slices of the artisan bread
  6. Place 3-4 slices of cucumber on top of the mayo.
  7. Remove the veggies and foil off of the cookie sheet and line cookie sheet with new foil.
  8. Place the bread on the cookie sheet and top the bread with the broiled veggies.
  9. Sprinkle the tops with the Gouda cheese.
  10. Broil 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges of the bread a lightly toasted.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Looks so colorful, thats always a good thing. :P

  2. I should say only that its awesome! The blog is informational and always produce amazing things.Thanks for sharing.


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