I grew up eating a lot of Quiche as it’s a traditional French/Luxemburgish dish and its delicious yet simple flavors were appealing to me from a very young age on. As I believe that there is a vegan (and often way healthier) alternative for every dish, I went on the quest for a vegan quiche recipe. Also motivated by one of my family member’s crowd pleaser, I took on the challenge to make a plant based version of this delicious dish.
This recipe comes inspired by a recipe that I found on the Minimalist Baker’s website. The crust however is a mix between a number of things that I have played around with. The quiche can obviously be made with the veggies of your choice but I think it tastes delicious with some Fall flavors that come in form of Japanese pumpkin, also called Kabocha Squash (which I am more than obsessed with).
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 1 tbsp water)
- 1 cup whole almonds (processed into flour)
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats (processed into flour)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 handfull of fresh parsley
- water, as needed (about 1-1/2 cups)
- pinch of salt
- 12 ounces extra firm tofu
- 1 large leek, thinly sliced
- 6 cocktail tomatoes, cut in quarters
- 1/2 kabocha squash, cut in quarters and seeds removed for roasting
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp tumeric
- 2 tbsp Tahini
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- Salt + pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Chop veggies and roast them for 20 minutes. When done, slice kabocha squash in thin pieces.
- For the crust, mix oat and almond flour with flax egg as well as spices and parsley. Then add oil and water progressively so the mixture becomes a sticky dough.
- Press dough evenly into baking dish. Roast for 15-20 min (until golden brown)
- Dry tofu as much as possible, then pour into food processor with nutritional yeast, salt + pepper, tumeric, garlic and tahini. Blend until creamy.
- Pour veggies in a bowl and mix with tofu cream. Then pour over crust.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
ps: if you don’t want to make the crust, you can simply pour the filling into a baking dish and make a souffle 😉