Tofu Pesto Grilled Cheese
2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread*
1 Cup Fresh Basil (Substitution: spinach or kale)
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove
1/3 Cup Pine Nuts
Small Sprinkle of Daiya Vegan Cheese (Substitution: Parmesan Cheese)
1/2 Package of Firm Tofu (Any level of tofu is fine because it is blended either way)
Salt & Pepper to liking
Food Processor (Can substitute for a blender)
Panini Press ( Can cook on stovetop as well)
First lightly toast pine nuts until golden brown on a pan over medium heat. Set aside to cool.
In the food processor add basil, garlic clove, toasted pine nuts, tofu, salt, pepper, cheese, olive oil and lemon juice. Pulse in food processor. Add additional salt ,if needed.
Once seasoned to your liking, spread as much pesto as you want onto the bread. I love my grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato and spinach, so I added that along with the pesto.
Cook as if you would a grilled cheese or place into panini press on high heat until the bread is crispy, golden brown.
*Note: Make sure the bread does not contain corn syrup or High Fructose Corn Syrup because you do not want additional sugar added into your diet