Indulge in the savory and comforting flavors of a Quiche Vegan Recipe that’s both satisfying and compassionate. This plant-based version of the classic quiche offers a delicate balance of textures and tastes, making it a perfect dish for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner. Packed with wholesome ingredients and free from animal products, this Vegan Quiche is a delicious way to enjoy the richness of quiche while honoring your dietary choices.
Vegan Quiche Recipe: Servings: 6-8
Ingredients: For the Crust:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, chilled and cubed
- 4-6 tablespoons ice water
For the Filling:
- 1 cup firm tofu, drained and crumbled
- 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (such as almond, soy, or oat milk)
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup chopped spinach or other greens
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: Vegan cheese shreds for topping
Instructions: For the Crust:
- In a food processor, combine the flour and salt. Add the chilled vegan butter or coconut oil and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough begins to come together.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it into a ball. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
For the Filling:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a blender, combine the crumbled tofu, plant-based milk, nutritional yeast, and olive oil. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
- In a skillet, heat a bit of olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion, garlic, and red bell pepper until softened.
- Add the chopped spinach or greens to the skillet and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
- Combine the sautéed vegetables with the blended tofu mixture and stir to combine.
Assembling and Baking:
- Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to fit your pie dish. Transfer the rolled dough to the dish, pressing it gently into the bottom and sides.
- Pour the tofu and vegetable mixture into the prepared crust.
- If desired, sprinkle vegan cheese shreds on top.
- Place the quiche in the preheated oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.
- Allow the quiche to cool slightly before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts (per serving, based on 8 servings):
- Calories: ~250
- Total Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Total Carbohydrates: 19g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 2g
- Protein: 10g