Vegan Quiche – Whole Foods Market Recipe

Vegan Quiche and Home-made Crust

Ingredients for the quiche:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces chopped mushrooms
  • 2 cups chopped baby spinach leaves, packed (I used fresh Spinach)
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) package firm or extra firm tofu, pressed to remove as much liquid as possible
  • 1/3- 1/2 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons sesame tahini
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Tamari and/or cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 pre-packaged vegan whole wheat pie crust (I made my own – recipe below)
  • 4 thin slices orange or red bell pepper (i used green pepper, that’s all I had

Ingredients for the Whole Wheat Quiche Crust:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp soy milk

Method for the Crust:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Into 8 or 9-inch quiche plate or pie plate, stir together flour, sugar and salt. With fork, whip together oil and soy milk; pour over flour mixture. Mix with fork till all flour is dampened. Press dough evenly against bottom and sides of plate. Crimp edges.

Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of foil. Bake in oven for 8 minutes.

Remove foil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or till pastry is set and dry. Remove from oven.

Turn down oven to 375°F.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onions and mushrooms along with a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often, until mushrooms have released most of their liquid.

Add spinach and garlic and cook 3 minutes longer. Set aside.

Mash tofu and place it in the bowl of a food processor along with soy or almond milk and tahini. Puree until smooth. Add salt, pepper, curry powder, onion powder and garlic powder, and add tamari to taste

Add tofu mixture to sautéed vegetables, stirring to combine well. Adjust seasonings to taste and spoon into pie shell. Arrange bell pepper slices decoratively on top and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until pastry and the top of the pie are golden brown. Let quiche cool several minutes before slicing

Enjoy!!!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Guacamole Recipe
    Aug 05, 2008 @ 12:36:44

    Sounds & looks delicious. My wife’s vegetarian so I’m going to give this a go and surprise her. I think I’m even going to enjoy it myself 🙂 Thanks heaps for the recipe

    Reply

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