Eggless Crustless Vegetable Quiche

Serves 10

30 Minute Prep Time

By Paige Snyder on December 30, 2015 , categorized in Breakfast, Lunch

The temperatures are dropping and you’re likely craving warm comfort foods. Why not turn your favorite indulgent classics into healthy plant-based meals? Each bite of this quiche is a savory masterpiece crafted satiate and nourish. Regardless if you are feeding a picky family or need a knock out dish for a potluck celebration, this quiche is a filling crow-pleaser. It may be soy-free, egg-free, and dairy-free, but it certainly isn’t taste-free.

 

Additional Notes

Chickpea flour can be found in the baking section by specialty grain producers such as Bob’s Red Mill.  You can also find it as Gram flour in Indian or Pakistani grocery stores. You can also make this quiche in a muffin tin for a portable snack or lunch (or even cut it into bite-sized squares).

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup carrots cut into small squares
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup small broccoli florets (can use stems)
  • 1 cup shredded non-dairy cheese
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 435F.

  2. Lightly steam cauliflower then blend until smooth in a blender or food processor with tamari.

  3. In a large bowl combine cauliflower puree, chickpea flour, turmeric and water. Mix well then set aside.

  4. In a skillet, sauté onions until translucent.

  5. Add garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes.

  6. Add carrots and broccoli, and sauté for another minute.

  7. Add spinach and mix well for 1 to 2 minutes then remove from heat. (Note: don’t cook the vegetables too much as they cook more in the oven)

  8. Combine the vegetable and flour mixtures with cheese and stir until well incorporated.

  9. Using 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil grease a glass or ceramic pie or quiche dish. Pour in mixture.

  10. Place in oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Using a toothpick test to make sure the quiche is fully cooked.

  11. Serve warm or cold!

Paige Snyder

Paige Snyder works at Vega as a Regional Educator. She is a plant-based nutritionist who specializes in sport performance, stress management, and achieving your optimal weight. Paige is currently completing her Masters in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and loves to develop raw dessert recipes.

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