Grilled Portabella and Bell Pepper Sandwiches

Grilled vegetables boost the flavor of these irresistible Italian sandwiches. In just 30 minutes, you'll be taking a big bite!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
medium portabella mushroom caps
1
large bell pepper (any color), cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
large red onion, sliced
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1
round focaccia bread (8 or 9 inch)
1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup basil pesto
4
leaves leaf lettuce
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Brush mushrooms, bell pepper and onion with oil. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. Place vegetables in grill basket (grill "wok").
  • 2 Place grill basket on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, shaking grill basket occasionally to turn vegetables, until bell pepper and onion are crisp-tender and mushrooms are just tender.
  • 3 Cut bread horizontally in half. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise and pesto; spread over cut sides of bread. Layer lettuce and grilled vegetables on bread bottom. Cover with bread top top. Cut into 6 wedges.

Expert Tips

It's easy to clean mushrooms just before using by wiping them off with a damp paper towel. If you find that the mushrooms are very watery after cooking, pat them dry before making the sandwiches.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.