RECIPE: Grilled Cheese and Vegetable Focaccia

A yummy light lunch that delivers an extreme taste hit
ByJasmine BandaliTuesday , 09 September 2014
RECIPE: Grilled Cheese and Vegetable Focaccia
© Copyright @ Frank Wieder / StockFood


For the dressing 

1/³cup light mayonnaise

1 tbsp chopped fresh chives

1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, finely chopped


25g portabello mushrooms

¼ small red capsicum

¼ small yellow capsicum

1 slice red onion

Cooking spray

1 small focaccia bread 

¼ large tomato, sliced

100g Havarti cheese, sliced


1 Heat a gas or charcoal grill. 

2 In a small bowl, mix all the mayonnaise dressing ingredients together and refrigerate until required.

3 With small metal spoon, scrape the underside of the mushroom caps to remove the dark gills.

4 Spray the mushrooms, capsicums and onion slices with cooking spray. 

5 Place on the grill over medium heat. Cover the grill and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the capsicums and onion are tender but firm. Remove the vegetables from grill and allow to stand until cool enough to handle.

6 Meanwhile, cut focaccia in half horizontally. Spread the dressing evenly on the cut side of the bottom half.

7 Slice the mushrooms and arrange over the mayonnaise dressing. Cut the capsicums into thin strips and layer over.

Related Articles

This vibrant and versatile veg is in season now and here’s how to make the most
Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s top pizza and pasta from Ahlan!’s Hot 100 picks