Vegan Grilled Cheese with Spinach, Micro Kale, Tomatoes, Vegan Mozzarella Cheese and Guacamole

So yesterday it’s lunch time, and I’m starving. What pops into my head that I would love for lunch? Grilled cheese! What I came up with though is definitely not your classic grilled cheese…

In between those two slices of bread, you’ll find spinach, micro kale, juicy tomato slices, vegan mozzerella “cheese” and guacamole. This grilled cheese sandwich is packed with fiber, protein, potassium, and good amounts of 5 different vitamins and 13 different minerals!

Makes one serving

Vegan Grilled Cheese Recipe

Ingredients for Vegan Grilled Cheese

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 slices of vegan bread (NOTE: check label to ensure there are no eggs, dairy or honey in it)
  • 2 thin slices of vegan mozzarella “cheese” (NOTE: The cheese I got was not vegan as a viewer pointed out to me that it has casein protein in it. UGH! So disappointing. Anyways, that same viewer informed me that Daiya has some great vegan cheese alternatives so that is a great option for vegan cheese.)
  • 3 large tomato slices
  • 1/2 cup of spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup of micro kale
  • 1 tablespoon of guacamole
  • Vegan earth balance butter

Start by doing your prep work. Wash your spinach leaves, micro kale, and tomato thoroughly. Then set aside 1/2 cup of gently packed spinach leaves and 1/2 cup of micro kale.

Cooking up the vegan grilled cheese

Cut your tomato into three thick slices. Also cut two slices of vegan almond mozzarella cheese for each side of the bread.

Before getting my sandwich all ready, I took one piece of bread and buttered it and put that facedown on the cutting board. It’s pretty hard to butter both outside pieces of the bread while you have this sandwich in your hand so I’ve found if you do that part first, it will make getting the assembled sandwich into the pan a whole lot easier!

To assemble your sandwich, put 1/2 tablespoon of guacamole on the non-buttered side of bread. Then add your cheese, spinach leaves, micro kale, tomato slices, and more cheese. Take the rest of the guacamole, another 1/2 tablespoon, and spread onto the other slice of bread.

Vegan grilled cheese sandwich ready to be eaten!

Put this slice of bread with guacamole side down and gently push down on your sandwich to ensure the sandwich stays all together in one piece. Now while it’s still on the cutting board, I gently buttered the outside of this piece of bread.

To get ready to cook up this vegan grilled cheese sandwich, you’ll need to first take your skillet and place it over medium low heat. When the pan is warm, take your sandwich and place it butter side down into your non stick skillet. Let this cook for a couple minutes and the cheese will start to melt. Then flip your sandwich and let it cook on this side for a couple more minutes.

When your bread is nicely browned and your cheese is melted, this sandwich is ready to eat!

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Grilled Cheese Nutrition Facts

Vegan Grilled Cheese Nutrition Facts 2

This vegan grilled cheese sandwich will give you 256 calories, 457 milligrams of potassium and almost 15 grams of protein. It will also give you 34 grams of carbohydrates, almost 8 grams being dietary fiber.

In terms of vitamins, you’ll receive 6% of your daily vitamin E, 19% of your daily vitamin B-6, 64% of your daily vitamin C, and over 200% of your daily vitamin A.

This sandwich is packed with good amounts of 13 different minerals. Some of those include: 18% of your daily iron, 30% of your daily folate, and 36% of your daily calcium.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

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