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California Melt Recipe
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California Melt

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

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Original recipe makes 4 open-faced sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 mins

    17 mins


  1. Preheat the oven broiler.
  2. 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.
  3. Broil the open-face sandwiches until the cheese melts and begins to bubble, about 2 minutes. Serve the sandwiches warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 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.

Mar 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!

Apr 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.

Feb 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.

Aug 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!!

May 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!

Apr 14, 2009

Flavors taste so good together. Also great in a wrap.


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  • Calories
  • 335 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 22.5 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 7.2 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 170 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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