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Many of us grew up with grilled cheese sandwiches as a staple or the go-to snack at home. Well, reminiscing on those childhood memories got me thinking we needed a vegan version of this classic. So, here it is, long overdue, a super yummy Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
I guess grilled sandwiches are pretty standard; bread, cheese, grill. Well, here at vegan.io we like to take things up a notch. And, we like to give you recipes that make for a great snack, lunch option, vegan lunchbox, etc. So, we worked on our all-time favourite recipe a bit to get you the best of all worlds.
First of all, we are using Daiya Swiss-style slices to turn this classic into a vegan grilled cheese sandwich. Daiya slices are my favourite option for recipes like this where I need a plant-based cheese alternative. The slices are slightly sharp in taste, beautifully creamy, full of flavour, and they melt really well. You can try with other brands if you don't find these at your local supermarket.
I was going to just melt the slices and grill the bread on a pan. But, that just sounded a bit boring. I wanted my vegan sandwiches to be extra special. So, I added a few extras to get more flavour and sneak in some leafy greens.
I added some frozen spinach and sautéed it on a skillet for 2 or 3 minutes. Once it was cooked to my liking I added the spices. We used a dash of garlic powder, a dash to dried smoked paprika, and half a teaspoon of Italian herb mix.
You will love the combination of aromas of these spices. And, for this vegan sandwich, you can vary the amounts and customise to whatever you like. For example, my mom is not a big fan of garlic, so whenever I cook these for her I go from a dash to a pinch.
A good vegan grilled cheese sandwich needs to have perfectly golden brown slices of bread. Instead of just throwing the slices on the pan plain and bare, rub them with a bit of olive oil. Set your heat to medium and add the sandwich once the skillet is hot so the pretty golden tones start to show quickly.
I usually add a lid while I'm waiting for the bread to grill. This is a little trick that will help you get those Daiya slices perfectly melted. Once you get both, the bread nicely grilled and the slices melted, your vegan sandwich is ready to be served!
I like having these straight out of the pan but you can also make them for an outing or a vegan lunchbox. They are a breeze to make, so if you forgot to sort out lunch and you need to head out, this recipe vegan cheese sandwich is a perfect option!
For the sandwich
For the spices
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 264||From Fat 99|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||16.9%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5.6%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 35g||11.8%|
|Dietry Fiber 6g||22%|
|Vitamin A 4736.21IU||94.7%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.23mg||11.4%|
|Vitamin C 2.23mg||3.7%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 2.22mg||7.4%|
|Vitamin K1 154.36µg||192.9%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.23mg||2.3%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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