Vegetarian melts piled with fresh vegtables and topped with monterey jack cheese.

Vegetarian Melts

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love these melts with pesto-mayonnaise, avocado, red peppers, onions, mushrooms and Monterey Jack cheese.

Total Time20


  • 4 slices Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 1 cup roasted red peppers cut into 1/2" strips

  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • Alfalfa sprouts, optional


  • Lightly toast one side of the bread slices under broiler.

  • Meanwhile combine mayonnaise and pesto in small bowl.

  • Spread 1 tablespoon pesto mixture on untoasted side of each bread slice, making sure to spread it slightly over edges of bread. (There will be some pesto mixture left over.)

  • Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until golden.

  • Layer avocado, red pepper, onion and mushrooms over pesto side of bread slices, dividing evenly. Brush remaining pesto mixture over the tops of the sandwiches.

  • Broil for 2 minutes.

  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over top of each sandwich. Return to broiler for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

  • If desired, top sandwiches with sprouts before serving.