Vegan Vegetable Quiche. Eggless with an option for a gluten free crust. Made with tofu, veggies, spices and herbs, it has a beautiful taste and texture.
Gluten Free Pie Crust: (I followed this recipe) (or use a pre-made pie crust)
1 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup room-temperature unrefined coconut oil
4–5 tablespoons ice cold water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 green onions, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
2 cups broccoli florets
1 bell pepper, diced (any color)
1 medium-sized tomato, diced (plus a few extra slices for optional topping)
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
Tofu “Egg” Mixture:
1 14-ounce container of extra firm tofu, drained
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or kala namak black salt)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons tamari (or low-sodium soy sauce)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1–2 tablespoons plain almond milk (as needed)
For the Gluten Free Pie Crust: Please follow the instructions for this recipe, or use a pre-made store bought pie crust. (The recipe does not call for this, but I chilled the ball of dough in saran wrap in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before rolling it out. Then I baked the homemade pie crust in a pre-oiled pie dish for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F, before adding in the vegan quiche and baking again.)
For the Vegetable Mixture: Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the green onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the broccoli, bell pepper, tomatoes and a pinch of salt, and stir. Cook for about 10 minutes or until veggies are soft/slightly charred, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and set aside to cool for a moment.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
For the Tofu Mixture: Place all ingredients for the tofu mixture in the food processor bowl (only add the almond milk as needed, to help it blend more smoothly but don’t overdo it on the liquid). Blend until smooth and well combined. You may need to stop in between to scrape down the sides. Taste test and adjust salt or pepper as needed.
Now we need to mix the vegetables and tofu together before adding it into the pie crust. You can save on dishes by adding the tofu mixture into the pan with the vegetables to mix. Or, you can use a large bowl to mix the two together. Next, transfer the tofu and veggie mixture to the pie crust and spread it out evenly. Top with tomato slices.
Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
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