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I have seriously been in awe lately at how far vegan cheeses have come. Cheese is one of those foods that I still crave, and over the past couple of years I have found myself enjoying the non-dairy alternatives that’s out there #thankgodforthat Grilled cheese is always a super simple go-to, especially in the winter paired with tomato soup. It’s just one of those comfort meals that takes hardly any time to grill up, which is always a win. We aren’t really into the cooler weather here in Ohio yet, but September hit and my brain is ready for some grilled cheese!
I decided to kick it up a notch and add pea pesto to the sandwich, along with some vegan cream cheese, and tomatoes… and holy moly was this Pea Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich the bomb.
The pea pesto comes together so quickly, and is adapted from one of my favorite food blogs, Minimalist Baker. If you have leftover pesto, it makes such a nice dip for crackers or a spread on toast! These Pea Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are super filling too. One sandwich was plenty for me (when normally I would have one and a half to two sandwiches… hey don’t judge! haha). Not to mention, the pesto gives this grilled cheese sandwich a nutritional boost! It’s loaded with all kinds of good stuff to take grilled cheese to a whole new level (and it’s perfect to sneak some green goodness into your kids’ diet, wink).
Now I happen to like tomato in my grilled cheese, and I really think it’s fantastic in this particular grilled cheese sandwich, but feel free to omit if you’re not a tomato fan.
Now if you haven’t been introduced to vegan cheese, I’m here to tell you the good news! It melts, it tastes pretty darn close to real cheese, and it always takes care of that cheese craving I have. I’m so thankful for brands like Daiya, So Delicious, Kite Hill, and Violife… you guys rock my world. Seriously so grateful for these companies doing what they do. So are you ready to get your grilled cheese on?
** Pea Pesto adapted slightly from Minimalist Baker