Recipe courtesy of Daniel Orr

Oven Grilled "Cheese" Sandwiches with Arugula, Red Onion and Tomato

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  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches.
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4 slices spelt bread or other whole-grain bread

Olive oil

5 ounces soy cheese or almond cheese

Freshly ground pepper

Coarse sea salt

2 very thin slices red onion

2 very thin slices tomato

8 leaves arugula, washed and dried


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Place a 10-inch nonstick pan with an ovenproof handle in the top third of the preheated oven. Allow the pan to heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Brush 1 of each of the bread slices with a slight coating of olive oil.
  4. Build the sandwiches by placing 2 slices of bread oil side down. Top each slice with half the cheese, spreading it evenly. Season with pepper and a few grains of salt. Top each sandwich with 1 of the remaining slices of bread, oil side up.
  5. Place the sandwiches in the heated pan and cook for 5 minutes. Turn them over and cook for 5 minutes more; remove the pan from the oven. Open the sandwiches and fill with the onion, tomato and arugula.

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