Vegan Grilled Cheese Chickpea Smash

vegan grilled cheese sandwich

A wicked easy, vegan grilled cheese chickpea sandwich. It’s easy, all plant-based, plant power for a delicious sandwich!


  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 2 slices of vegan cheese (Smoked Gouda - Follow Your Heart)
  • 1 tbsp red onion, finely diced
  • Vegan butter
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼-½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chicken seasoning
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, handful, finely sliced (save some leaves for garnish)


  1. Start by smashing chickpeas, 3 tbsp olive oil, and spices in a bowl with a masher. Add parsley and chopped red onion. Add 1 more tbsp olive oil and smash again.
  2. Take 2 slices of bread, one slice of cheese on each piece of bread, and 2 large tbsps of chickpea smash. Put together into a sandwich. Spread a thin layer of butter on top.
  3. Get pan wicked hot and add a knob of butter. Place sandwich buttered side up in the pan. Cover with a large saucepan lid. Turn over after a couple of minutes when the bottom is golden brown and cover again. Press down with a spatula, remove from pan, slice in half, and serve. Garnish with fresh parsley.

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