Vegan Pesto Grilled Cheese

Do you want a good tasty lunch, but vegan? We have something for you! Our vegan pesto grilled cheese recipe is simply delicious and so easy to prepare!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes. 
Cooking Time: 5 minutes. 
Portions: 4

Pesto:

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups fresh basil, large stems torn off
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cracked black pepper
Instructions:
  1. Rinse the basil, wringing out most of the water and toweling it off a bit. A small amount of water is ok.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large food processor. Mix for 2 minutes.
  3. Stop to scrape down the sides and process for another minute. Then high five yourself, you're done! How easy was that?

Sandwich:

Ingredients:
  • 8 slices bread
  • ½ cup vegan pesto
  • ⅓ cup marinated semi-dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup vegan mozzarella
  • 2 tsp balsamic glaze
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter
Instructions:
  1. Spread 2 tbsp vegan pesto on 4 slices of bread. Divide the tomatoes and cheese among the four slices.
  2. Put a griddle pan over medium heat. Drizzle each slice with ½ tsp balsamic glaze, then top with the remaining bread.
  3. Spread the outsides of the sandwiches with 1 tbsp vegan butter each. Cook the vegan pesto grilled cheese sandwiches on the griddle pan until golden brown on the outside and melty on the inside, about 2-3 minutes on each side.

 

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