Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss Melt with Glazed Figs

January 27, 2012


The apple, apple butter and brie panini I had at the farm rekindled my taste for hot sandwiches. They’re so simple, so comforting and you can make them so many ways. You get the idea.

Ingredients: (makes 2 sandwiches)

4 slices thick, whole wheat bread

2 cups chopped mushrooms

1 Tablespoon butter

1 Tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce

1 cup chopped onion

4 slices baby Swiss cheese

2 roasted, glazed figs

Directions: In a pan, cook the mushrooms and onions in butter and Worcestershire sauce until tender.


Once cooked, spoon the mushroom and onion mixture onto each slice of bread. Then, top each with slice of cheese.


Broil for 5 to 10 minutes, until cheese melts and bread become toasted.


Next, add the figs. I found these roasted, glazed figs at Whole Foods. They were sweet and spiced with a gorgeous sticky glaze that reminded me of Christmas.


Slice the figs and lay on top of the melted cheese.


Assemble the sandwiches and finish them off in a pan. Toast them on each side until golden brown.


Slice in half and behold the glorious melted cheese.


A beautiful thing.


Serve with a side of kale chips or regular chips. A crisp beer would also pair nicely.


There you go- a gooey, cheesy, mushroom sandwich with sweet figs and warm, toasted bread. I don’t think it gets better than this.

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  2. Apple, Apple Butter, and Brie Paninis
  3. Lentil, Quinoa, and Mushroom Sliders
  4. Spinach, Mushroom and Black Bean Quesadillas
  5. Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese with Arugula and Truffle Oil


Melissa January 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I’ve been following your blog for a bit now and have even tried a few of the recipes, but I have to say this looks like the best creation yet :) I’m not a vegetarian, but have been slowly trying to reduce meat in my regular diet and this blog has really been helping with yummy alternatives. (I also love that you are a DC-local as well!)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods January 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Thank you, Melissa! What a lovely comment. Glad you are enjoying the blog and good for you for eating more veggies!

Homer January 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Toasted Bread? Melted Cheese? Glazed Figs? = Sign me up!

kale @ tastes good to me! January 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Yummy yummy melty cheese and figs… so good!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

This looks fabulous – the sweet figs must have been wonderful with the earthy mushrooms. I may have to make it for dinner tonight!

Katrina (gluten free gidget) January 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Holy YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! This looks ridiculously delicious!

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