Rainbow Vegan Grilled Cheese

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A gooey grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort meal. This version really takes the classic up a notch with the addition of healthy, colorful bell peppers and creamy avocado. Psst: It’s actually entirely plant-based thanks to Simple Truth non-dairy cheese slices. Pan-fry with vegan butter to achieve melty goodness, then dip into Simple Truth Plant-Based Spicy Ranch Dressing for even more flavor. Voilà, your new go-to lunch.


1 tablespoon Simple Truth Organic Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil

½ red bell pepper from Simple Truth Organic Mixed Bell Peppers, cored and thinly sliced

½ yellow bell pepper from Simple Truth Organic Mixed Bell Peppers, cored and thinly sliced

¼ Simple Truth Organic Red Onion, thinly sliced

¼ teaspoon Simple Truth Organic Minced Garlic

1 Simple Truth Organic Hass Avocado—halved, pitted and thinly sliced

2 tablespoons vegan butter

8 slices Simple Truth Organic 100% Whole Wheat Thin Sliced Bread


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the bell peppers, onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.

Spread the vegan butter on one side of each slice of bread. On the other side of one slice, add some of the sautéed vegetables and avocado slices. Add a layer of Simple Truth non-dairy cheese, and top it with another slice of bread, buttered-side-up. Repeat with the remaining bread so you have four sandwiches.

Return the skillet to the stovetop, warming it over medium heat. Add the sandwiches and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until the bread is lightly golden and the cheese has melted, about 1 minute more. (Depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to do this in batches.) Serve with Simple Truth Plant-Based Spicy Ranch dressing on the side.

Nutrition Facts
  • 481 calories

  • 34g fat

  • 40g carbs

  • 10g protein

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