The humble toastie/ toasted sandwich/ grilled cheese – whatever you call it, it's the ultimate lunchtime treat. Simple to put together with just a few ingredients, they're a lip-smacking combination of crunchy bread and gooey cheese. What's not to love? And you don't have to miss out if you're vegan or dairy-free because we've got a flavoursome selection vegan-friendly cheese alternatives just waiting to fill your sandwich. Check out our delicious veg-packed toastie combinations below...
blue cheese alternative, pear, and asparagus
How to make it: Spread slices of white bread with Extra Special Caramelised Onion Chutney and top with layers of baby spinach, sliced pear and roasted asparagus. Add slices of Asda Free From Blue Cheese Alternative and sandwich with more bread. Toast on both sides in a hot pan with a little rapeseed oil until crisp and golden.
Mature cheddar alternative and butternut squash
How to make it: Layer slices of white bread with sliced roast butternut squash and courgette, and grated Asda Free From Mature Cheddar Alternative. Sprinkle over a few fresh thyme leaves and add a handful of raw shredded red cabbage for crunch. Top with more bread, then toast on both sides in a hot pan with a little rapeseed oil until crisp and golden.
mozzarella alternative, tomato, and pesto
How to make it: Spread Asda Free From Green Pesto onto slices white bread, then stack with sliced vine-ripened tomatoes and a handful of Asda Free From Grated Mozzarella Alternative. Top with a handful of strong wild rocket and sandwich together. Toast on both sides in a hot pan with a little rapeseed oil until crisp and golden.
vegan smoky cheese alternative, pepper, and avocado
How to make it: Spread a slice of white bread with avocado mashed with a squeeze of lime juice. Top with roasted mixed peppers and sliced Applewood Vegan Smoky Cheese Alternative. Sandwich with another slice of the bread, then toast on both sides in a hot pan with a little rapeseed oil until crisp and golden.