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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.