Grilled Portobello “Steak” Sandwiches with Blue Cheese Sauce

Grilled Portobello “Steak” Sandwiches with Blue Cheese Sauce

Blue cheese sauce gives these gutsy grilled mushroom sandwiches a classic steakhouse flavor.

From EatingWell: May/June 1997, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  1. Blue Cheese Sauce, (recipe follows)
  2. 3 teaspoons walnut oil, or extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  3. 4 slices whole-wheat country bread
  4. 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  5. 4 portobello mushroom caps, 3-4 inches in diameter
  6. 1 sweet onion, such as Vidalia, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  7. Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  8. 2 cups trimmed arugula, or watercress
  9. 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Preparation

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high.
  2. Prepare Blue Cheese Sauce. Set aside.
  3. Dip a pastry brush in water, then lightly brush 1 teaspoon oil over both sides of bread. Grill (or toast) the bread, about 1 minute per side. Set aside.
  4. Lightly brush tomatoes, mushrooms and onion slices with remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Season with salt and pepper. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the vegetables (or pan-sear in batches) until browned on both sides: about 1 minute per side for tomatoes, 3 to 5 minutes per side for mushrooms and onion. Cut mushrooms into 1/2-inch-thick slices and separate onion slices into rings.
  5. To assemble, spread the reserved cheese sauce over the grilled bread. Divide arugula (or watercress) among the bread slices and arrange the grilled vegetables on top. Sprinkle with walnuts. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

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Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 267 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 5 g fiber; 267 mg sodium; 1107 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium (55% daily value), Fiber (24% dv).

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 vegetable, 1 fat