Can you guess which sandwich is the happiest on Earth? OK, I'll just tell you because I'm impatient—it's vegan grilled cheese!
We're not talking about a wimpy sandwich made with strange cheese slices that come wrapped in pieces of plastic—no way. We're talking about using the gourmet stuff, Sheese, which comes in nine flavors of hard vegan cheese and five flavors of creamy vegan cheese.
The combination of bread and cheese dates back to ancient Roman times, but for my gourmet grilled cheese, I put a modern twist on the combination by using vegan mozzarella. I then layered the cheese with roasted red peppers and sautéed red onion slices and used grilled ciabatta bread smothered with Earth Balance. The happiest sandwich on Earth led to the happiest stomach on Earth—mine.
Gourmet Grilled Cheese
•Heat a grill pan or large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Spread the Earth Balance on the outside of the rolls. Layer the "cheese," onions, and peppers. Top with more "cheese" and the other half of the roll.
•Cook, covered, until golden and the "cheese" is melted.
Makes 4 servings
*Note: Add fresh basil leaves or cracked black pepper to the sandwich for a Mediterranean flair. Focaccia is a tasty alternative to ciabatta.
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