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.
Rainbow Vegan Grilled Cheese
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
8 slices Simple Truth Non-Dairy Hot Pepper Cheezy Slices or Simple Truth Non-Dairy Cheddar Cheezy Slices
Simple Truth Plant-Based Spicy Ranch Dressing, for dipping
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.