Blueberry Grilled Cheese

Blueberry Grilled Cheese by Pasta-based. A grilled cheese sandwich stacked high with gooey vegan mozzarella dripping down. Extra blueberries and cherries sprinkled around. Mint leaves, too.

This tart blueberry spread is the definition of summer. Not only are there nutritious blueberries, packed with antioxidants, it’s also made with simple, healthy ingredients like cherries, mint, spinach, lemon juice and sunflower seeds. I can imagine that this light, fresh spread would go perfectly with a summery vegan cheese board and a cold glass of rosé.

I chose to make a grilled cheese sandwich using our homemade gooey + fresh cashew mozzarella. The tart blueberry pesto complements the mild cashew cheese so well that you’ll be eating this all summer long.

Blueberry Mint Grilled Cheese by Pasta-based. A gooey grilled cheese sandwich being pulled apart with mozzarella cheese stretching between each half.

Whenever I post a photo of this sandwich, I get all the comments like “recipe!? RECIPE?!” and I knew I couldn’t hold off any longer.

Blueberry Mint Grilled Cheese by Pasta-based. A small mason jar of pesto in a vibrant berry color. Ingredients like blueberries, cherries, mint, and sunflower seeds are scattered around.

So here it is – Vegan Grilled Cheese with a Cherry Blueberry Spread. My advice is to go lighter on the cheese than I did in these photos. It was way too much to eat LOL not saying I didn’t try. Use extra blueberries and cherries for garnish!

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Blueberry Pesto Grilled Cheese by Pasta-based. A grilled cheese sandwich stacked high with gooey vegan mozzarella dripping down. Extra blueberries and cherries sprinkled around. Mint leaves, too.
Blueberry Mint Pesto
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This tart pesto is made with fresh blueberries, cherries, mint, spinach, and sunflower seeds. It's easy to make and is a wonderful spread for vegan cheese or added to fresh salads.

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: blueberries, cherries, mint, pesto, recipe, sunflower seeds, vegan
Servings: 12 servings
Calories per Serving: 24 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup fresh cherries pitted
  • 1/2 cup blueberries plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process on high until smooth and creamy.

to make the grilled cheese sandwich
  1. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of vegan mozzarella cheese* on a slice of bread (your choice). Spread 2 tablespoons of blueberry pesto on another slice of bread. Add a few extra blueberries on top of the spread. Sandwich the two slices together.

  2. In a frying pan over medium heat, melt one tablespoon of vegan butter. Place the sandwich on top of the vegan butter and cook until golden brown. Flip and repeat with the other side.

Recipe Notes
  • You can use any cheese that you like but we recommend our easy, 15-minute vegan cashew mozzarella
  • Nutrition Facts
    Blueberry Mint Pesto
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 24 Calories from Fat 9
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 1g 2%
    Sodium 4mg 0%
    Potassium 67mg 2%
    Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Sugars 1g
    Vitamin A 10.1%
    Vitamin C 5.4%
    Calcium 0.9%
    Iron 1.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

VEGAN. DAIRY-FREE. Grilled cheese with a tart blueberry spread by Pasta-based.

July 4, 2018

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1 Comment

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    Lisa Viger

    July 18, 2018

    OMG, yes. I want this.

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