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Grilled Cheese

with Pesto and Arugula Nectarine Salad

dinner

Comfort Foods Party Foods Summer Recipes Fruit Leafy Greens Dinner American
SERVINGS
2 2
PREP & COOK TIME
25 min
CALORIES
550
FAT
48g
CARBOHYDRATES
25g
PROTEIN
6g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. Fresh basil
  2. 2 oz spinach
  3. 1 clove garlic
  4. ¼ cup almonds
  5. 1 tomato
  6. 1 nectarine
  7. 2 oz baby arugula
  8. 4 piece sourdough bread
  9. 2 tbsp Follow Your Heart Vegenaise
  10. ½ cup shredded vegan mozzarella
  11. ½ cup shredded vegan cheddar
  12. 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar
  13. 2 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil*
  14. Salt and pepper*
  15. *Not included
  16. **Allergens: Tree Nuts

TOOLS

  • Large nonstick skillet
  • Food processor

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Make the pesto

Rinse and dry all produce. In a food processor, combine the basil, spinach, garlic, and almonds. Pulse 3 to 4 times to mix everything together. Turn processor on high, and with motor continuously running, slowly add 2 tbsp olive oil and blend, scraping down the sides as necessary, until well combined. Season pesto with salt.

2
Prep the extras

Thinly slice the tomato. Slice the nectarine and add to a medium bowl with the arugula.

3
Begin to build

Lay the sourdough bread out on a cutting board. Spread the Vegenaise on one side of all four pieces of bread and then flip over. Spread the basil pesto on 2 of the pieces.

4
Continue to build

Sprinkle the mozzarella on two of the pieces of bread and layer on the sliced tomato. Sprinkle tomato with salt and pepper. Sprinkle on the cheddar and gently close up your sandwiches.

5
Cook the grilled cheese

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwiches and cook until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 4 to 6 minutes per side. If your bread is getting too dark but the cheese hasn’t melted yet, simply lower your heat.

6
Let’s plate

Add the white balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the arugula. Toss salad to combine. Cut the pesto grilled cheese in half and and serve alongside the arugula nectarine salad. Enjoy!