I recently went out to lunch and ordered a Reuben without the meat, thinking it would be like a grilled cheese with sauerkraut. The waiter said he had a couple regular customers who were vegetarians, and liked having broccoli added to the sandwich. I thought that sounded good, so I had the sandwich made that way, and really enjoyed it. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of broccoli as a sandwich filler before. I went to make my own version of the sandwich, but couldn’t find sauerkraut at the supermarket, so bought sliced pepperoncini instead. I liked the spiciness they added.
To make the sandwich, heat up some chopped broccoli and sliced pepperoncini in a pan with a little spray oil. Spread a mixture of ketchup and low fat mayonnaise on one side of the bread, and put a slice of low fat swiss cheese on the other. Add the heated vegetables on top of the cheese. Top that off with another 1/2 slice (or full slice) of cheese, close the sandwich, and heat it up in the pan like a grilled cheese. So I did end up eating something green for St. Patrick’s Day.