Blackberry Grilled Cheese with Fresh Basil
Make this Blackberry Grilled Cheese sandwich for lunch today! Made with plant-based cheese, smashed blackberries, fresh basil, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Grilled cheeses are classic comfort food, and with the vegan cheese market rapidly growing there are more options than ever before! For a point of reference, the global plant-based cheese market is expected to reach $3.9 billion by 2024-that's a lot of cheese.
Plant-based cheese can be made from:
- Soy milk
- Coconut milk
- Almond milk
- Vegetables and MORE
Prepare the Berries
Nothing says summer like the fresh taste of blackberries, unfortunately, it's winter, but this doesn't mean we still can't enjoy them year round.
Start by first adding the blackberries to a small bowl, then use a fork to mash them. Set aside for now.
Fun Fact: Blackberries, although low in calories are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Assemble the Blackberry Grilled Cheese
Next, butter one side of each piece of bread. Then, place 2 slices of the bread, butter side down, in a pan over low-medium heat.
Sourdough is a must-have when making grilled cheeses. It is very dense and crusty, which help hold all that gooey blackberry topping inside.
Then, to assemble the sandwich, top each piece of bread with a slice of vegan cheese, half of the blackberry mixture, half of the basil, and drizzle with 1-tbsp of maple syrup.
Now, time to cook!
Place the other piece of bread on top, butter side up. Then, on medium heat, grill each side for 5 minutes or until each side is golden brown.