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Pesto and Avocado Grilled "Cheese"

The idea is so simple yet so delicious. Each ingredient compliments the other perfectly you’ll wonder what took you so long to try it. I’m being dramatic (or am I?). There is a popular misconception that being vegan/plant-based means you can only eat “rabbit food” and although I love my fruits and vegetables, I also eat other “real meals.” We are so lucky to have so many plant based alternatives to animal products that actually tasted really good and are good for you, the environment, and of course the animals. It might take an extra moment and step to think about how you can replace animal products in certain foods since it is ingrained into our society that those are the “natural” products to eat, when in reality it is the opposite. People might think that if they eat plant-based then they can never have a grilled cheese again for example, but really all you have to do is find a vegan alternative and this grilled “cheese” is seriously so good. 


  • 2 pieces of bread (I used the Food for Life Baking flax bread)

  • ½ tablespoon Trader Joe’s Vegan Pesto

  • ½ an avocado

  • Handful of Trader Joe’s vegan mozzarella shreds


  • Spread the pesto on to one side of each slice of bread

  • Spray a pan with coconut oil

  • Add avocado slices to each piece of bread and begin cooking one piece on a pan

  • Sprinkle the vegan cheese on top of the cooking bread

  • Once the cheese begins to melt top it with the rest of the avocado, more cheese, and the other slice of bread

  • After a couple minutes flip it and wait a few minutes so the other piece of bread can cook

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