Quiche

Quiche, with its flaky crust and creamy filling, is a staple in brunch menus and family gatherings. This vegan version reimagines the traditional quiche, incorporating a variety of plant-based ingredients to create a dish that’s both satisfying and inclusive, ensuring everyone at the table can enjoy a slice of this beloved pie.

Start with the crust: a mixture of flour, a pinch of salt, and vegan butter or oil. The secret to a perfect vegan crust is keeping everything cold and working quickly to maintain a flaky texture. Press the dough into your pie dish, creating a base that’s ready to be filled with a rich, savory mixture.

For the filling, blend silken tofu with a dash of nutritional yeast, turmeric for color, and a touch of black salt (kala namak) if you desire that subtle eggy flavor. This creates a smooth, custard-like base that mimics the texture and taste of traditional egg fillings. Sauté your choice of vegetables—spinach, mushrooms, and red peppers are excellent options—and herbs to layer in fresh, natural flavors.

Pour the tofu mixture over the vegetables nestled in the crust, and bake until the filling is set and the top is golden. The transformation in the oven is where the magic happens, as the filling becomes firm and the crust turns perfectly golden.

A slice of this vegan quiche can be served warm or at room temperature, making it a versatile option for any meal—from a weekend brunch to a light dinner. Pair it with a fresh salad or fruit for a balanced, delicious meal. This quiche not only offers a delightful eating experience but also reflects a thoughtful approach to modern, plant-based cooking, making it a dish that’s sure to impress and satisfy everyone.

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