Lemon Pesto Vegan Grilled Cheese

A Lemon Pesto Vegan Grilled Cheese is a zesty, plant-based twist on the traditional grilled cheese sandwich. This version combines the bright flavors of lemon and pesto with the richness of vegan cheese, all sandwiched between two crispy slices of bread. It’s a perfect option for a quick lunch, dinner, or a comforting snack. Here’s how to make it.


For the Lemon Pesto:

  • Fresh Basil Leaves: 2 cups, packed
  • Garlic: 2 cloves
  • Lemon Juice: 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon Zest: From 1 lemon
  • Pine Nuts or Walnuts: 1/4 cup
  • Nutritional Yeast: 2 tablespoons, for a cheesy flavor
  • Olive Oil: 1/3 cup
  • Salt: To taste

For the Grilled Cheese:

  • Vegan Bread: 4 slices (make sure it’s dairy-free)
  • Vegan Butter or Olive Oil: For spreading on the bread
  • Vegan Cheese Slices: Choose a meltable variety like vegan cheddar or mozzarella
  • Tomato Slices: Optional, for added freshness and flavor
  • Spinach: Optional, for added greens


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