We don’t think this recipe needs an introduction, because it is cheesy and gooey and looks amazing. So make it.
Makes 2 sandwiches
What You Need
4 slices whole grain bread
1 Tbsp. agave nectar
4 slices vegan cheddar
4 slices vegan mozzarella
1 large ripe pear, thinly sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp. vegan butter
How to Make It
Lay four slices of bread on a flat surface. Using a knife, spread agave nectar onto two slices to cover the surface. Lay two slices of cheese on two slices of bread, then lay pear slices and basil on top.
Top the cheese and pear halves with remaining bread slices.
Heat one tablespoon of butter in a skillet over low heat; grill sandwiches one at a time. Cover and cook for two minutes, then flip using a spatula and cook for another two minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat processes with other sandwich.
Remove sandwiches from heat and transfer to a serving platter. Serve warm.
Amie Valpone, Nutritionist and Personal Chef
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of www.TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan-based personal chef, culinary nutritionist, professional recipe developer, food photographer and writer, specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free ‘clean’ recipes for the home cook. Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Amie’s work appears on Martha Stewart, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Glamour Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Prevention Magazine and many others. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus and Pinterest @TheHealthyApple.