I came across an interesting recipe that is really not much of a recipe, as you can throw together whatever you want and do this.....
This Asparagus and Mushroom melts recipe was from here- Oh My Veggies is a great vegetarian recipe blog. I don't do a lot of bothering with new things so much anymore. I tend to throw stuff together, figure out a sauce or flavoring and put it over something. I have a lot of templates that I use and frequently it is just steam some veggies and shake on any number of hot sauces that I own.
ANYWAY, this looked really good to me earlier in the week and I ACTUALLY had the mushrooms, asparagus and some sour dough bread in the freezer. Must have been fate. So whilst whipping up a batch of sugar candy for the bees, I also made up these melts.
None of this is very hard- toast your bread in the broiler. Sauté some onion (they say shallots, but you use what you have) in olive oil, add in some chopped mushrooms and then a minute or two later some chopped asparagus. Let this cook a wee bit, until it is the doneness you like and mix in a teaspoon of red wine vinegar (really do this, can't explain why, but it is a good part of the flavor profile) and some thyme leaves. Pile this all up on your sourdough, top with cheese - the first round I put on some shredded swiss and some parmesan flakes..... and broil it until its melty/toasty.
Well this was so good that I made it again the next night, this time I had stopped and picked some provolone which I used instead of the swiss. And then I did try out some hot sauce on the top and that is a complete winner. I used the original Louisiana Hot Sauce for this- didn't want any lime or chipotle or other flavors on this.
I can see using something like broccoli for this melt too- in fact the OMV recipe was a riff on Smitten Kitchens Broccoli melts.... and you just can never go wrong with a SK recipe.
So, yeah, if you are wanting something fast easy and yummy- try this. I suppose you could put something like bacon on it too, but I for one see no need..... But you knew that, didn't you. coming up on 4 years vegetarian and have never looked back.