Who doesn’t like a good melt sandwich? Crispy, buttery, cheesy, gooey, savory deliciousness in a sandwich. There’s nothing better. Except making it gluten-free and vegan!
GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN “TUNA” MELT SANDWICH
1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1/4-1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise (I like Just Mayo) depending upon your texture/creaminess preference
1.5 Tbl yellow mustard (Wegmans Yellow Mustard is gluten-free)
1 Tbl pickle juice (poured straight from pickle jar… Claussen and Vlasic are gluten-free)
2 slices of vegan cheese (I like Follow Your Heart Provolone Slices and Creamy Original Chao Slices)
2 slices of gluten-free vegan bread (I like Bloomfield Farms Gluten Free Vegan White Sandwich Bread)
Salt and pepper to taste
Stir together the chickpeas, mustard, mayo, and pickle juice in a mixing bowl.
Mash the mixture to suit your texture preferences then add salt and pepper to taste.
Plop a pat of Earth Balance into a pan over medium heat.
As the buttery spread melts, top 1 bread slice with 1 slice of vegan cheese.
Scoop a few spoonfuls of the chickpea mixture on top of the vegan cheese.
Top the chickpea mixture with the second slice of vegan cheese.
Once the Earth Balance in the pan is sizzling, gently place the open-faced sandwich into the pan (bread side down.)
While the sandwich cooks, carefully spread Earth Balance on one side of the unused bread slice.
Close the sandwich by placing the buttered bread slice naked side down on top of the sandwich.
After roughly 30 seconds, gingerly flip the sandwich to toast the other side.
Once both sides of the sandwich are golden and the cheese is soft, move the sandwich to a plate.