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Vegan Caprese Sandwich

I quit meat “cold turkey” when I became a vegetarian overnight about 3 years ago. See what I did there? But cheese…now that was a different story! After being a vegetarian for almost a year, it took another 6 months to transition to being vegan. All because of cheese and milk. I could not see how I was going to live without them. Then I realized, I don’t want or need to use animal products just because I want a snack when there are tons of other options out there.

I didn’t like vegan cheese for a LONG time but this week I finally found a cheese that is melty and great for toasted sandwiches. It’s the “Go Veggie pepper jack” cheese slices. So melty, did I mention that already? And delicious too.

Enjoy this simple lunch or lazy Sunday dinner on us.



Vegan Caprese Sandwich

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 7 minutes

Total Time 12 minutes

Servings 4

Author Rebelle Kitchen

Ingredients

  1. 1 medium sized tomato , sliced

  2. 6 fresh basil leaves (more or less as you please)

  3. 4 slices of bread

  4. Earth Balance vegan butter

  5. Go Veggie pepper jack cheese slices (or variety of your choice)

  6. 1 Avocado (optional)(but is it?)

  7. Sprinkle of salt & pepper

Instructions

Warm up your panini press (or just a pan on the stove).

Slice the tomatoes.

Assemble sandwich beginning with a slice of bread (buttered on both sides), vegan cheese, tomato slices, basil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Place in panini press until golden lines form and cheese is melty, or pan fry until golden and crispy on both sides.

Option: Add avocado after after toasting the sandwich.

Have you given up anything that took some time? We’d love to hear about it!

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Hi, I'm Kendra

I am a qualified Montessori teacher and yoga teacher up to my ears in diapers, toy cars and the best kisses a mama can handle. I am passionate about connecting with moms and supporting each other on this journey of motherhood. I share family-friendly recipes, my pregnancy, postpartum and parenting journey, Montessori inspiration, and products we loveI am a South African living in the US with my hubby and two boys.