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vegan honey grilled cheese sliced on a white table next to figs

Fig and Honey Grilled Cheese

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x


This Fig and Honey Grilled Cheese is a grown-up spin on a classic childhood favorite! This sandwich with crispy sourdough bread lined with sweet fig jam, sticky honey (or agave), and melty vegan cheese will be your new favorite lunch!


  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 TBS fig jam, or other jam of choice
  • 2 slices deli-style cheese (I used vegan cheese from Aldi!)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Handful tender greens, like arugula
  • Oil for skillet
  • 2 TBS honey


  1. Spread 1 TBS jam on each slice of bread. Lay cheese slices on one piece of bread, on top of the jam. Sprinkle a few pinches of salt and pepper onto cheese. Place greens on top of cheese and press sandwich halves together, so the jam holds everything in place.
  2. Add 1 TBS oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Place sandwich in skillet and press to insure full contact with the hot surface (it should sputter a bit when you add it in). To get a head start on melting your cheese, optionally place a lid on top of the skillet so that the cheese melts more quickly. Let cook for 3-5 minutes on each side. Drizzle some honey/agave on the outside of the sandwich before flipping (it will heat up and become crisp).
  3. Once sandwich is golden and brown on both sides, remove from the skillet, slice into triangles, and eat immediately!
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American