Rating: 4.47 stars
192 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 123
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5

A satisfying open-face vegetarian sandwich with avocado, almonds and mushrooms.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
17 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 open-faced sandwiches
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven broiler.

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  • Lay the toasted bread out on a baking sheet. Top each slice of bread with 1/4 of the avocado, mushrooms, almonds, and tomato slices. Top each with a slice of Swiss cheese.

  • Broil the open-face sandwiches until the cheese melts and begins to bubble, about 2 minutes. Serve the sandwiches warm.

Editor's Note:

Please note the addition of a basil-mayonnaise (1/4 cup mayonnaise mixed with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil) if using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; protein 15.6g; carbohydrates 21.1g; fat 22.5g; cholesterol 26.1mg; sodium 169.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (143)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2009
I'd give this sandwich a 4.5* rating for being quick delicious and healthy. The only change I made was to the mushrooms. I sauteed them until lightly browned, then added about 1/2 tsp of Chipotle puree and a splash of dark tequila (yes tequila!)to the pan. Let the alcohol evaporate and voila, this recipe just got kicked up a notch. I'll make this often. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2011
I didn't care very much for this. I like all of the ingredients, but they didn't seem to go together. The flavors and textures did not combine for some reason. The only changes I made was using a 100 calorie bagel thin half and cut the amount of almonds in half and it was plenty. Overall, it was just very dry! The only thing that made this a melt was that there was a piece of cheese on top. Read More
(22)
192 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 123
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2009
I'd give this sandwich a 4.5* rating for being quick delicious and healthy. The only change I made was to the mushrooms. I sauteed them until lightly browned, then added about 1/2 tsp of Chipotle puree and a splash of dark tequila (yes tequila!)to the pan. Let the alcohol evaporate and voila, this recipe just got kicked up a notch. I'll make this often. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(130)
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2009
Yummy little guys! I did mine on whole grain & flax english muffins - I thought it might need a sturdy base. After discussing this sandwich with a couple of people from the recipe exchange (Hi!), we decided it needed some 'schmear,' so I used a little basil mayo, which was excellent. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2011
Fabulous sandwich that's easy to put together for a quick lunch! I added a bit of Hellman's light mayo to the toasted bread. I also seasoned my tomato with a bit of salt and cracked black pepper. I added some basil leaves as well. Overall, very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2008
Delicious and healthy. I think next time I might serve the tomato on the side and lightly saute the mushrooms. I added a squirt of lemon because I love lemon with avocado. Thanks for the quick and flavourful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Fast, easy and delicious! I omitted the almonds, but did everything else as said, and my mom and I loved it! I agree with the other comments on sautéing the mushrooms beforehand, but even without, they were great! Will definitely make this again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2008
what a great vegetarian sandwich! too bad I'm a downright carnivore, I added some microwavable chicken strips and substituted some extra virgin olive oil instead of almonds, but it still tasted great! healthy too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
Flavors taste so good together. Also great in a wrap. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2010
This was delicious. I added a little olive oil mayo with basil and sauteed the mushrooms first. Even my picky kids gobbled this right up! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2011
I didn't care very much for this. I like all of the ingredients, but they didn't seem to go together. The flavors and textures did not combine for some reason. The only changes I made was using a 100 calorie bagel thin half and cut the amount of almonds in half and it was plenty. Overall, it was just very dry! The only thing that made this a melt was that there was a piece of cheese on top. Read More
(22)