Dairy-Free, Nut-Free Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is free from dairy, gluten, and nuts, but packed with flavor using Bread SRSLY Classic Gluten-Free Sourdough. The trick to café-worthy sandwiches is to cut the bread diagonally to maximize surface area for a gooey grilled cheese that pairs perfectly with a bowl of soup.


Recipe created by Micah Silva // @noshwithmicah


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free

Serves: 4 




1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed

¼ cup hemp hearts (or sunflower seeds)

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp olive oil

Sea salt and pepper, to taste


To assemble (per sandwich)

2 slices Bread SRSLY Classic Gluten-Free Sourdough, sliced diagonally 

2 slices plant-based, nut-free cheese (Daiya or Violife work well)

1 tbsp dairy-free pesto

½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil



  1. Make the pesto: Combine basil, hemp hearts, nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender. Pulse until it begins to form a paste. With the motor running, slowly stream in the olive oil, adding water, if necessary, to combine. Season to taste.
  2. Heat oil in a nonstick fry pan over medium-low heat. Spread 1 tbsp pesto on one slice of bread. Top with cheese, and the remaining slice.
  3. Transfer sandwich to the pan, cook over low heat until the bread begins to crisp, and the cheese begins to melt, about 5-7 minutes on each side.
  4. Enjoy!