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These Red Pepper Pesto Sandwiches are made with vegan cream cheese, arugula, avocado & a homemade roasted red pepper pesto!

These Red Pepper Pesto Sandwiches are made with vegan cream cheese, arugula, avocado & a homemade roasted red pepper pesto | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #sandwiches #veganpesto

These sandwiches are an elevated vegan grilled cheese. The red pepper pesto is super simple and so delicious. The mixture of vegan cream cheese & avocado gives these a creamy filling. And the fresh arugula adds a peppery bite. Grilled until toasty, these are the ultimate sandwich to make at home.

How to Make Red Pepper Pesto

This red pepper pesto is super easy. Here is what you need:

  • roasted red peppers – drained from the jar and dried off.
  • dried basil – you can also use fresh!
  • garlic
  • sun-dried tomatoes – you want the ones in the oil.
  • oil – from the sun-dried tomato jar.
  • salt & pepper

Add everything to a food processor and pulse until everything is combined. This sauce will have a thicker consistency – perfect for spreading.

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How to Make the Sandwiches

The key to any good grilled sandwich is an even layer of vegan butter on the outside of each slice of bread. I used sourdough for this recipe, because it’s my fave – but you can use any bread you like.

To the inside of one slice add an even layer of the red pepper pesto. To the inside of the other slice add an even layer of vegan cream cheese, a handful of arugula & avocado slices. Sprinkle with some pepper and close the two slices.

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These Red Pepper Pesto Sandwiches are made with vegan cream cheese, arugula, avocado & a homemade roasted red pepper pesto | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #sandwiches #veganpesto

Finish it Off

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the sandwiches – you will likely need to work in batches. Cook until browned on both sides – about 3 minutes per side.

Remove the sandwiches from the skillet, slice in half and serve. These sandwiches are super simple and wayyyy better than a plain grilled cheese!

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Red Pepper Pesto Sandwiches

Servings: 4 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
These Red Pepper Pesto Sandwiches are made with vegan cream cheese, arugula, avocado & a homemade roasted red pepper pesto!
5 from 3 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE RED PEPPER PESTO

  • 2 roasted red peppers from a jar, drained & dried
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil & drained
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

FOR THE SANDWICHES

  • 8 slices sourdough
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 4 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • pepper

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Add the red pepper pesto ingredients to a food processor and pulse until combined.
  • Add butter to one side of each slice of bread. To the inside of one side of the sandwich spread red pepper pesto. To the other slice add vegan cream cheese, arugula &. avocado. Sprinkle with black pepper and close the sandwiches.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook the sandwiches (buttered sides out) until browned on both sides.
  • Remove from the skillet and repeat with the remaining sandwiches.
Calories: 760kcal, Carbohydrates: 83g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 42g
Cuisine: American
Course: lunch, Main Course
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