Grilled Cheese with Pesto and Tomato – Grilled cheese is already amazing but when you add pesto, tomato slices, and make it vegan, it’s even better! I highly recommend trying this jazzed up version of everyone’s childhood favorite.
You could also make this with lots of different combinations, like salsa and avocado or fake ham and spicy brown mustard. I love both bread and (vegan) cheese, and just about anything tastes great with them. Enjoy!
4 slices white bread
vegan butter, room temperature (I used Earth Balance)
2 Tbsp vegan pesto
4 slices vegan cheese (I used Chao)
2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
basil for garnish, optional
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Butter one side of each slice of bread. On the other side of two slices, spread a thin layer of vegan pesto. For each sandwich, place bread butter side down, top with 2 slices of vegan cheese, then with tomato slices, and lastly top with another slice of bread butter side up. once the cheese has melted and the bottom slice is golden brown, carefully flip the sandwich and press down with the spatula to encourage melting. When the second side is perfectly browned, transfer sandwich to plate and slice in half.
Makes 2 sandwiches
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This used two coils of wire that heated a cooking plate on which the sandwich was placed. sandwich press