Vegan Mixed Vegetable Quiche

DSC01388 When I’m not following a vegan diet… which hasn’t been as often as I’d like to lately I’m most likely eating eggs. I can’t help it I love them.

So I wanted to re-make one of my favorite dishes, the quiche, and see just how tasty It would be compared to the real deal.

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There are two bases for vegan quiche, tofu or chickpea flour. I’m not a big fan of the after taste that chickpea flour leaves so tofu quiche it is! I’ve baked with tofu before in sweet desserts so I knew the consistency would be great but what about the flavor? Well a bit of tahini sauce and nutritional yeast does the trick to make this dish spectacular.

You know something is a dead ringer for the real deal when it fools your unsuspecting boyfriend (and I promise I wasn’t even trying to fool him!). By the time I got home from Yoga last night he was chowing his way through the quiche he found in the fridge… “I really like the cheese you but in it…” Um surprise there is no cheese and BTW there are no eggs!

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This recipe is sort of a use what you’ve got recipe. Any vegetable combo will do, the more the better! I can imagine that you can adjust the spices a bit to compliment any vegetable you are trying to use.

Start to finish time is about an hour, so a bit long but well worth it! I’ll be sad to see my leftovers sit in the fridge for the next three days as I do my second three day cleanse :( Perhaps my boyfriend will take the “cheese” quiche to work, haha.

Vegan Mixed Vegetable Quiche

2 Cups Loosely Packed Fresh Chopped Spinach

1 Medium Zucchini Shredded or Julienne Cut

1 Medium Carrot Shredded or Julienne Cut

Half a Medium White Onion Chopped

1 Teaspoon Oregano

Pinch of Salt to Taste

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Half a 15 Ounce Package of Light Firm Tofu

12 Ounce Extra Firm Mori-Nu Tofu

1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast

1.5 Tablespoons Cornstarch

1 Teaspoon Tahini Sauce

1/8th Cup Water

1 Frozen Vegan Pie Crust

Directions:

1) Prepare your crust as per the package instructions. Once that is done pre-heat your oven to 400.

2) Chop your onion and prepare your vegetables. I use a cheese grater to shred my carrots and zucchini. Make sure to get all the water out of your vegetables so the quiche doesn’t get too much excess water in it.

3) Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add in your onion. Cook the onion for about 4 minutes until the onion starts to turn transparent. Add the rest of the vegetables along with the oregano and salt. Sauté for another 5-8 minutes stirring every so often.  Vegetables will be soft and fully cooked.

4) In your blender add the rest of the ingredients. Process until ingredients are smooth.

5) Incorporate the mixed vegetables into the tofu mixture. Mix well by hand to fully cover vegetables.

6) Poor your quiche batter into your pie crust. Bake for 30 minutes.

Let sit to chill for 15 minutes then slice and serve hot or cold!

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DSC01387  Baking the quiche really gives the quiche a nice color.

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DSC01394 DSC01393 What non vegan food do you crave? Have you ever tried to re-create it?

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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20 Responses to Vegan Mixed Vegetable Quiche

  1. I’ve never tried to make anything like this and it looks amazing!!! I wonder if I made it, if my family would try it! I love going out and getting ice cream in the summer time and it stinks that there aren’t any places by me that have vegan ice cream (just the grocery store). I love getting vanilla ice cream with sprinkles but I just have to make it at home… Need a vegan ice cream shop haha!
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    • rebacox says:

      If your family is like mine the slight mention of tofu sends them headed to the door. But it really is wonderful… I highly recommend at least getting them to taste it. My boyfriend, (who is very meat and potatoes) took the rest of the dish to work today to finish off for lunch. Anything that gets his stamp of approval I know is good!

      Oh Ice cream… Luckily we have lots of local vegan shops here. I feel like soy/ almond and coconut ice creams are becoming much more popular now in the freezer section.

  2. I always think vegan recipes are so interesting! I’m always surprised by the number of things that can be made vegan, and especially without the use of processed/fake things like vegan cheese.
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  3. Hyedi says:

    This looks awesome! Will have to try :)
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  4. Kelsey says:

    This quiche looks so good and healthy! Sometimes quiche is too greasy for me. I really do need to try making my own!
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    • rebacox says:

      Quiches can definitely be very greasy… I wouldn’t say that’s a bad thing 😉 but It’s really not good for you. This recipe calls for no butter so eat until your heart is content!

  5. I’ve tried a lot of quiches, but never tofu quiche. Yours looks really god, though. I’ve made a chickpea flour quiche but it is not as creamy as real quiche, that’s for sure.
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  6. A vegan quiche – I am so intrigued! It looks so good. So many of my favorite veggies and I love how creamy it looks!
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  7. YUmmmm! Looks yummy! I love quiche!
    I will definitely make this for breakfast one of these days.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)
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  8. This looks amazing! And for someone who doesn’t like eggs (me!), it’s even better! Lately I’ve really been thinking about trying vegan for a week or two…. we’ll see!
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  9. Ashley says:

    I’ve been trying to slowly convert my diet to more vegan foods which has been really hard for breakfast. I love eggs, too, and could eat quiche daily if allowed. I’m really excited to try this! I might have difficulty finding a vegan piecrust. Where would you recommend I purchase one?
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    • rebacox says:

      You could actually spot one at most local grocery stores. I think I bought mine at a Target Super Center. When you start to check labels you will be shocked at what is actually vegan and you just didn’t know it!

      • Ashley says:

        I have been pleasantly surprised at how many things are vegan or vegetarian. I’ve also been surprised at how many things we think are vegan/vegetarian but aren’t due to a few ingredients we had no idea about. I just made this today and it was so good! Consider me converted! Next time, I will try making it with a shredded hash brown or sweet potato crust.
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        • rebacox says:

          hahah SO glad you loved it. It really is tasty. I bet a sweet potato crust could be delish. I love real ingredient recipes. Thats what I try to post on here. :)

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