ABOUT THE RECIPE:
Grilled Cheeze-y and Avocado Sandwich is a jazzy spin on a kids’ favorite that’s loved by adults, too!
Makes 3 servings
6 slices whole grain or multi-grain sandwich bread
3 teaspoons vegan “butter,” plus more as needed
3 teaspoons vegan mayonnaise
3 to 6 slices mozzarella or cheddar-style vegan cheese
1 avocado, sliced
Preheat a panini maker to 375 degrees F (see note).
Thinly spread some vegan “butter” over each slice of bread. Lay one slice on a plate and spread with a small amount of the mayonnaise. Top with 1 or 2 vegan cheese slices and then top with avocado slices. Top with the other slice of bread, with “buttered” side facing upward.
Put the sandwich in the panini maker. Close the lid and let cook for 3 to 6 minutes (checking often), or until the sandwich is golden brown on the outside, cheese has almost melted and avocado is warmed on the inside.
Put the sandwich on a serving plate and let sit for at least 2 minutes, allowing the sandwich to cool slightly and for the cheese to firm up slightly. Cut in half and serve.
Chef’s Note: If you do not have a panini maker, you can make this sandwich in a skillet on the stove. Prepare as instructed, but make certain to weigh down with a pan lid while cooking, and flip the sandwich halfway through cooking. Cook on both sides until golden brown on the outside and warm on the inside.