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Vegan Green Goddess Grilled Cheese

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 641kcal
Author: Nisha Vora

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of baby kale or baby spinach
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • 4 slices of rustic hearty bread
  • 3-4 tablespoons Vegan Pesto
  • 10 pickled or roasted jalapeño slices
  • 4 slices of vegan cheese
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup micro greens or broccoli sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons shredded vegan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of vegan butter (or olive oil) and sauté the baby kale or baby spinach with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until wilted. Set aside.
  • For one sandwich, place one slice of bread on a cutting board or plate. Top the bread with 2 slices of vegan cheese, followed by half of the avocado, half of the jalapeño slices, half of the sautéed kale, and half of the sprouts or micro greens.
  • Take another slice of bread and spread with 1-2 tablespoons of pesto. Place that slice on top of the sandwich fillings, with the pesto side facing down on top of the sandwich fillings.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon of vegan butter. Once it has melted, add the prepared sandwich.
  • Use a spatula to press down on the grilled cheese for 10 seconds, and then cover the skillet with a lid to help melt the cheese. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the bottom of the sandwich has a golden crust. Add additional vegan butter to the pan if necessary to help the second side obtain a golden crust. Flip the sandwich and press down on the sandwich again and repeat the process.
  • Once the second side of the sandwich is golden, transfer sandwich to a cutting board and slice in half or quarters. Repeat with the remaining ingredients and two slices of bread for a second grilled cheese.