Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I’m into layering my flavors lately and this Avocado and Jalapeño Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich might be the pinnacle of my efforts. It’s an exercise that’s very palatable to the average human tongue, so why not try the same thing for my vegan tongue? Could it be possible for vegans to enjoy the same layered flavors as much as the next guy…or gal? We’re about to find out!

Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Avocados and Jalapeños - a perfect vegetarian sandwich!

I don’t care how many times I try to spell it, I never get Avocado right. It’s just about enough to make me want to stop using it.

Did I just say that? I think not!

I love avocados…whichever way they’re spelled.

Layers of faux turkey are adorned with other flavors to make a delicious vegan sandwich

And today I’m spelling I LOVE THIS SANDWICH!

There. I got that right.

You may not have all the ingredients on-hand, but once you do, you can delight in the simple steps to make this delicious vegan sandwich over and over again. Tender slices of peppered Tofurkey with avocado and melted Daiya Havarti Garlic Jalapeño cheese. To top it off I used thick cut slices of artisan rosemary herbed bread.

A delicious vegan sandwich with sliced jalapeños and vegan cheese
A delicious vegan sandwich with sliced jalapeños and vegan cheese

Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Today’s Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich include avocado for creaminess and jalapeños for a little kick. Make these in less than thirty minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 478kcal



  • Carefully slice an avocado in half, remove the seed, and place the flesh in a bowl. Add the dehydrated onion pieces and and lemon juice and mash together. Sprinkle with sea salt. Set aside.
  • Slather the top of 4 slice of bread with dairy-free margarine. Place these on a skillet and turn the heat up to medium-low.
  • Layer over the 4 slices of bread thin slices of the cheese, one to two slices of the tofurkey, and the avocado mixture.
  • Slather margarine on top of the 4 remaining slices of bread. Place the unbuttered side down on the four sandwich bottoms cooking in the skillet.
  • Spread the jalapeño slices in bare spots on the skillet so they can cook along side the sandwiches. Tip: Be sure to wear gloves or wash your hands after handling jalapeños.
  • Once the bottoms have turned golden brown, carefully turn the sandwiches over so the buttered side of the top slice of bread is now on the skillet. Cook for another couple of minutes until that slice is golden brown as well, and the cheese is slightly melted.
  • Serve sandwiches warm with slices of grilled jalapeño on top as a garnish or on the side. Once the seeds are removed and they’re grilled a bit, jalapeños will provide lots of flavor without all that heat.

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Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1771mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 4.5mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Whatever sandwich you find yourself creating, enjoy!

26 Responses to Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyGinger Jones Reply

    This sandwich is amazing it’s so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      So glad you liked it!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySusan G. Reply

    Daiya’s “Cheese” Wedges are made with Palm Oil. Not Vegan IMO. Here’s a link showing why: https://www.greenthefilm.com/

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLeslie @ flora foodie Reply

    Holy crap! So many of my favorite things in one sandwich. I was plotting what to make for dinner tonight with some Daiya Havarti. Decision made.

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySusielicious Reply

    Made it today with garlic instead of onion & no turkey. Delishhhhhh! Thanks so much!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Oooh, I love adapting recipes. And how can you go wrong with garlic. Yum!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMillie Reply

    Ooh I am bookmarking this recipe. This sandwich looks and sounds really good. I love creating vegan sandwiches and while my husband is not big on sandwiches, he does love avocado and jalapeno! Trying this soon 🙂

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyHeather | Farmgirl Gourmet Reply

    GIRL – I liked my monitor. This looks wicked delicious.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyHeather | Farmgirl Gourmet

      LICKED…not liked. 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Heather – you crack me up!

5 from 1 vote

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