A Delicious & Versatile Vegan Quiche Recipe

by Zara Mohammed, Health Columnist


Published in Health and Lifestyle on 11th July, 2019


The great thing about being vegan is that there are so many creative options to explore to make meals that truly delight your taste buds and make you feel really good about yourself, because they are healthy and cruelty free.

Check out this delicious, not to mention versatile vegan quiche recipe. There are so many ways you can serve this dish that it can easily be enjoyed as a hearty breakfast, a yummy lunch or a light dinner. Scroll down to the bottom for the recipe!

delicious vegan quiche

Vegan Quiche For Breakfast

Do you find yourself always reaching for the same old breakfast? Breakfast time can easily get boring and predictable because we don't often have much time in the mornings to get creative in the kitchen.

Sometimes we just don't always feel awake enough, and we end up reaching for what we know because it's easy and we don't have to think too much about it.

That is why I always recommend preparing your vegan breakfasts ahead of time, so that you don't have to think about what to eat in the morning when you are feeling groggy, but you also have something new and delicious to look forward to!

Planning ahead is always a great idea, it takes away the stress of cooking or food prep at the times when you are hungry and just want to sit down and eat, and it makes it much more likely that you will eat a healthy, well-balanced meal that you will really enjoy, rather than skipping breakfast and opting for a coffee.

vegan quiche

This vegan quiche is a great breakfast recipe, and one you can prepare ahead of time at the weekend when you are feeling more relaxed and in the mood to play with food.

It is also something a bit different to what you might usually eat in the morning, and you have the choice as to whether you would like to eat it hot or cold, depending on the weather and how much time you have!

Vegan Quiche For Lunch

Are you the kind of person who always eats out at lunch? Sometimes it's just so much easier to go to your favourite takeout on your lunch break and order your usual.

When you are vegan though, this can often end up becoming very boring because they may not be as much option for vegan lunches in the local shops around your workplace, and so you end up going for the same thing on default because it is easier than wandering around looking for something new and wasting your precious hour.

It is also very expensive to buy your lunch every single day, so why not try taking a large piece of your healthy vegan quiche into work with you?

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The great thing about quiche is that it is yummy cold, so if you don't have access to a microwave or oven, it really doesn't matter. And if you pair it with a big tub of salad, you have a satisfying and delicious lunch that will keep you happy until later on in the afternoon or evening.

Vegan Quiche For Dinner

When it comes to dinner time most of us feel more in the mood to do some cooking. We are ready to settle in for the evening and we usually want something warm to fill our bellies before bed. Your vegan quiche is perfect and can be enjoyed alongside all sorts of yummy side dishes.

Why not try out some of these ideas, for a different quiche dinner for each night of the week?

  • Quiche with toast - Go for rustic bread full of nutritious seeds to fill you up and add substance to your meal.
  • Quiche with cold pasta salad - Make a creamy avocado sauce and add olive oil to your pasta.
  • Quiche with salad - There is just so much choice when it comes to salad, and you can make it as light or filling as you like.
  • Quiche with rice or couscous - Because sometimes eating a slice of quiche by itself feels weird.
  • Quiche with a soup starter - I am a big fan of having a small bowl of homemade veggie soup before dinner. It helps to fill me up and I feel good knowing I have had plenty of vegetables for the day.

The Recipe: Vegan Quiche with Asparagus & Sundried Tomatoes

asparagus and tomatoes

Ingredients:

Crust

  • One and a half cups of all purpose flour
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • Half a cup of non-dairy butter
  • Two to three tablespoons of ice cold water

Filling

  • One tablespoon of coconut oil (or you can use veggie oil)
  • Quarter cup of minced white onion
  • One cup of chopped fresh asparagus
  • Three tablespoons of chopped dried tomatoes
  • One fourteen ounce block of drained medium/firm tofu
  • Three tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • One tablespoon of non-dairy milk
  • One tablespoon of all purpose flour
  • One teaspoon of dehydrated minced onion
  • Two teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • One teaspoon of spicy mustard
  • Half a teaspoon of sea salt
  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric (If you fancy it)
  • Half a teaspoon of liquid smoke
  • Three tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
  • One third of a cup of vegan mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning.

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray and set aside a 9-inch pie pan, or alternatively four five-inch mini quiche dishes if you have them.
  • First we will make the crust. So mix your flour and salt in a bowl and add the non-dairy butter in small chunks. Cut into the dough until it resembles small pea-sized pieces. You can use your fingers or a utensil.
  • Add the cold water and then turn over onto a floured surface to bring it together. The result should be pretty dry, but still stick together when you press it between your fingers.
  • Press the mixture into your pan(s) and bake for ten minutes, then remove and set it aside for cooling.
  • Next we will make the filling. So heat a tablespoon of oil over a medium heat, and saute the onions until they are translucent and smelling yummy. This should take about three minutes.
  • Next add your asparagus and tomatoes and saute for a further three minutes or until your asparagus becomes slightly tender. Then remove from the heat.
  • Combine the following in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth: tofu, nutritional yeast, non dairy milk, flour, onions, turmeric, liquid smoke, lemon juice, sea salt.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and add the asparagus mixture, fresh basil and vegan cheese, stirring it all together before seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Now that your piecrust is chilled you can spoon on the topping and bake for a further thirty to forty-five minutes (Less for the smaller quiches).
  • When the top has browned and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean, your quiche is ready. You should allow it to cool for twenty minutes before serving, if serving fresh.

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