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 MarlyJ. Nicole @ UrbanExpressive Reply

    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.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

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

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJen @ Savory Simple Reply

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

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Good thing I know CPR!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAngie Reply

    I need this in my hand right now!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I’ll be right there!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyTara @ Unsophisticook Reply

    Oh my, this sounds simply amazing!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBrenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles Reply

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

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlyvegan miam Reply

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

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      How about this. You stay in Bogota and I’ll bring you the sandwich!

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlyvegan miam Reply

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

  8. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMiss @ Miss in the Kitchen Reply

    This is a gorgeous sandwich!

  9. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySommer@ASpicyPerspective Reply

    This needs to be my lunch today…..

    • Avatar thumbnail image for Marlyvegan miam

      I so agree!

  10. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAnna {Herbivore Triathlete} Reply

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

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      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

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