Homemade Vegan Grilled Cheese sandwich

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Learn how to make a homemade vegan grilled cheese sandwich without cheese and without any store-bought vegan cheese slices.

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • ½ cup cashews (65 g)
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon turmeric
  • vegan butter, to taste
  • 8 slices bread


  • In a medium pot, bring 4 cups (960 ml) of water to a boil. Add the cashews and carrot and boil for 10 minutes, or until the carrot is fork tender.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cashews and carrot to a high-speed blen der.
  • Do not discard the cooking water.
  • To the blender, add the nutritional yeast, tapioca starch, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, turmeric, and 1 cup ( 240 ml) plus 2 tablespoons of reserved cooking water (discard any remaining water).
  • Blend the sauce for 2-3 minutes on high speed, until completely smooth.
  • Pour the “cheese” sauce back into the pot and stir with a spatula over low heat.
  • Clumps should begin to form.
  • Continue stirring for 2-4 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened and stretchy.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and set aside.
  • Butter each slice of bread on 1 side.
  • In a medium nonstick skillet, heat a dollop of vegan butter over medium heat.
  • Once the butter begins to bubble, add a slice of bread, butter side down, and use a spatula to spread cheese sauce on top.
  • Top with another slice of bread, butter side up.
  • Cook for 2-4 minutes, or until the bottom of the bread is golden brown.
  • Flip and cook for 2-4 minutes more, until the other slice of bread is golden brown as well, then remove from pan.
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Slice the sandwiches in half and serve immediately.

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