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

It’s an experiment that bears repeating!

5 from 1 vote
A delicious vegan sandwich with sliced jalapeños and vegan cheese
Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Today's Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich include avocado for creaminess and jalapeños for a little kick. Make these in less than thirty minutes!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 478 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Layer over the 4 slices of bread thin slices of the cheese, one to two slices of the tofurkey, and the avocado mixture.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1771mg 74%
Potassium 731mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 8g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 15.6%
Calcium 17.3%
Iron 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Whatever sandwich you find yourself creating, enjoy!

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26 Responses to Avocado and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. This needs to go in my mouth ASAP. It reminds me of your poppers recipe, which was killer by the way.

    • It does have some similarities, now that you mention it. One exception was the avocados. The thought of it all is making me drool. Sigh

  2. This needs to be my lunch today…..

  3. This is a gorgeous sandwich!

  4. i love their daiya cheddar wedge for nachos and melting cheese! best vegan cheeze invented!

  5. Beautiful sandwich! I am so in need of one when I get back from my long Bogota trip!

  6. I can’t tell you how fabulous this looks. What a gorgeous sandwich!

  7. Oh my, this sounds simply amazing!

  8. I need this in my hand right now!

  9. All of my favorite ingredients in one sandwich? I die.

  10. Not what I want to see while on a detox…. But this will be the 1st thing I make once I’m eating solid foods again.

    • Sometimes I think the anticipation of a thing can be just as exciting as well. Good luck on your detox!

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

  12. 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 🙂

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

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. Ginger Jones

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


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