Vegan Kale Artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich

August 19, 2020
Spinach artichoke dip is a common favorite among both vegans and non-vegans alike. This holds true even for people who claim that they don’t like artichokes. The blend of greens, cheese, and veggies is truly irresistible. This is generally served as an appetizer but I wanted a more substantial meal so I spread it between two slices of bread and turned it into a gourmet grilled cheese. There are so many kinds of vegan cheese on the market now and it really doesn’t matter what flavor use for this recipe. I also had kale on hand so that is what I used in place of the spinach. You can top your sandwich with whatever vegetables you like. I made sure to add a fresh garden tomato to mine because it is my favorite, classic combination.
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Vegan Kale Artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Recipe Type: Sandwiches
utensils YIELDS 2 sandwiches
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  • 1/2 cup packed, shredded kale
  • 1/2 cup shredded vegan cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced artichoke
  • 1 tbsp hummus
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • to top sliced onion
  • to top sliced tomatoes
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1. Begin by preparing your sandwich filling. Add the kale, cheese, artichoke, hummus, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and salt and pepper to a bowl and mix well.

2. Add 1/2 tbsp butter to a cast iron pan over medium heat until it melts.

3. Add one slice of bread to the pan and top it with half of the filling, the sliced onions, and tomatoes. Top with the other slice of bread.

4. Let the sandwich cook for a couple minutes until the bottom slice turns a golden brown. Flip and cook for a couple more minutes until the cheese begins to melt.

5. Remove from heat and set aside. Repeat for second sandwich using leftover filling.

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Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.


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