French Onion Grilled Cheese

French Onion Grilled Cheese - The Vegan Rhino

 French Onion Grilled Cheese - The Vegan Rhino

Do you love grilled cheese? If yes, than you will surely love this French onion style grilled cheese. The key to making this sandwich is browning the bread just enough so its perfectly golden brown and crispy all around. This makes for the perfect afternoon lunch for the kids or adults!

French Onion Grilled Cheese - The Vegan Rhino

Yield: 2


1 Tbsp. avocado oil

3 Tbsp. plant-based butter, plus more pan

1 lb. Vidalia onions, thinly sliced

1/4 tsp. Himalayan pink salt

1 large spring thyme

2 tsp. sherry vinegar

4 oz. non-dairy cheese

4 slices bread



  1. In a skillet over medium heat, add oil, 2 tablespoons butter and sauté onions with thyme for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and stir to combine.
  2. Once done, remove thyme sprig, add sherry and cook for an additional minute. Season with pepper and remove from the heat. Transfer onions to a bowl with cheese and stir until melted and well combined. Wipe the skillet down to reuse.
  3. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Butter two slices of bread and set down in pan and top each with onion mixture. Butter remaining slices of bread and set on top. Cook for 2 minutes or until brown. Flip and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Slice and serve Immediately.


Chef’s tip: Use this mixture in mashed potatoes for extra flavor!

Tofu Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Tofu Salad - The Vegan Rhino


This classic Waldorf salad has been a crowd pleaser for many years and has always been a personal favorite growing up. My version uses baked tofu, which gives an almost “chicken” like texture in as little as 30 minutes. Whether you eat this salad on a sandwich or a bed of greens, you will surely enjoy this recipe!

Yield: 5 cups


2 blocks (28 oz.) extra firm tofu, pressed & pat dry

1 Tbsp. avocado oil

1/4 cup plant-based mayonnaise

1/4 cup plant-based plain yogurt

3/4 tsp. apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup celery, diced

1/3 cup red onion, finely diced

1/2 cup red seedless grapes, halved

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

2 Tbsp. flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1/2 tsp. cane sugar

1/4 tsp. Himalayan pink salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In bowl, break tofu into medium chunks, coat with oil and toss together with pinch of salt and pepper to taste. place tofu onto baking sheet and bake for 28 minutes. Remove and cool.
  3. In meantime, stir together remaining ingredients in a bowl and set aside until tofu is completely cooled. Stir in tofu chunks until evenly coated and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Serve cold.


Chef’ tip: Make this dish the night before to let flavors meld together.