Grilled Cheese and Pickle Sandwich

Grilled Cheese and Pickle Sandwich

Today’s Vegan MoFo prompt is “recreate a meal from your childhood.” It’s also my first MoFo post of the year! I decided to make a childhood sandwich: a cheese and pickle sandwich.

My day-to-day childhood meals were pretty basic. Spaghetti, frozen pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and the weekly pancake breakfast (which I’ve already posted about!). Not particularly inspiring for a full-on vegan recreation. But what I can post about is one of the weird food combinations I ate as a child: cheese and pickles. The cheese and pickle sandwich was one of my dad’s concoctions, and the “recipe” is pretty self-explanatory. If you have bread, cheese, and pickles, you’ve already done most of the work!

I usually and my cheese and pickle sandwich untoasted, but opted for grilled cheese version this time.

Grilled Cheese and Pickle Sandwich
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Grilled cheese with pickles
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free
Serves: 1
  • Bread
  • Vegan cheddar cheese
  • Pickles
  1. Put a layer of cheese on 1 slice of bread.
  2. Top with a layer of pickles, then place another slice of bread on top.
  3. Eat!
If you’re feeling particularly fancy, add some oregano or freshly ground black pepper.

Pickle and cheese sandwiches are usually served untoasted with the cheese unmelted, but I was working with vegan cheddar shreds. Serving the cheese cold was a no-go for the tastebuds and the logistics of sandwich eating. Essentially, I made grilled cheese with pickles. Now you can too!

Cheese and pickle sandwich

Vegan MoFo 2015 Grilled cheese and pickle sandwich

Did you eat pickle and cheese sandwiches as a kid? What other weird kid foods did you enjoy?

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Easy, dairy-free grilled pickle and cheese sandwich

Kelly Peloza is the blogger and photographer at Seitan Beats Your Meat, and the author of two vegan cookbooks: The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur, and Cheers to Vegan Sweets.

She lives in Chicago and runs a photography business called Kelly Peloza Photo.

13 Replies to “Grilled Cheese and Pickle Sandwich”

  1. I haven’t written my post yet, because it’s still morning here and I haven’t made lunch, but this is exactly what I was planning on making, too! Except grilled.

    1. That’s awesome! It was really good grilled.

  2. Yum. We used to eat cheese and sweet mustard pickle sandwiches when I was little, and I still like to have them now sometimes.

    1. Ooh! I like dill more than sweet pickles so I’ve never tried it with sweet.

  3. I gotta say, I actually think that sounds pretty good!!

    1. I’d think it’s a love it or hate it sandwich! Entirely dependent on whether you love or hate pickles.

  4. This brings back memories. One of the kids I babysat for ate nothing but pickle and cheese sandwiches and I wound up developing a taste for them too. I’ve never attempted a vegan version though.

  5. This looks good presented as a grilled cheese sandwich!

  6. I love pickles and cheese!!!

  7. I never had this as a child (I was one of those kids who would pick off the pickle from the cheeseburger at McDonalds) but I love pickles now…got to try this 😀

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