‘Everythingtarian’: Vegie Reubens
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes
olive oil 1/2 T minced garlic 1/2 large red onion, sliced 2 small or 1 large zucchini, cut in 1/8-inch slices 2 carrots, coarsely grated 2 T apple cider vinegar juice 1/2 lemon 1 t minced thyme 1 t caraway seeds salt + pepper, to taste 8 slices whole grain bread* 2 T butter 8 slices swiss or provolone cheese 1/2 cup Thousand Island Dressing (recipe below) 3/4 cup sauerkraut
*I use Ezekiel Sprouted Grain
Easy Thousand Island Dressing
1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 T ketchup 2 T relish
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, saute olive oil, garlic and onion until onion is translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Add zucchini and carrot. Cook until zucchini is tender and slightly browned. Add vinegar, lemon and spices. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to let flavors absorb. Set aside.
To make Thousand Island Dressing, whisk all ingredients together. Or, you can use a prepared bottled dressing.
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 1/2 T butter in the pan. Place one slice of bread face down in the pan. Layer with a slice of cheese, 1/4 of the veggie mixture, 1-2 T Thousand Island Dressing, 2-3 T sauerkraut, another slice of cheese and another slice of bread. Cook for 3-4 minutes until browned. Flip and cook the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until browned.
Serve with additional Thousand Island Dressing for dipping and pickles.
*Makes 4 sandwiches*