Indulge in the savory and comforting flavors of a Quiche Vegan Recipe that’s both satisfying and compassionate. This plant-based version of the classic quiche offers a delicate balance of textures and tastes, making it a perfect dish for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner. Packed with wholesome ingredients and free from animal products, this Vegan Quiche is a delicious way to enjoy the richness of quiche while honoring your dietary choices.

Vegan Quiche Recipe: Servings: 6-8

Ingredients: For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, chilled and cubed
  • 4-6 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup firm tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (such as almond, soy, or oat milk)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup chopped spinach or other greens
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Vegan cheese shreds for topping

Instructions: For the Crust:

  1. In a food processor, combine the flour and salt. Add the chilled vegan butter or coconut oil and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough begins to come together.
  1. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it into a ball. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

For the Filling:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a blender, combine the crumbled tofu, plant-based milk, nutritional yeast, and olive oil. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  1. In a skillet, heat a bit of olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion, garlic, and red bell pepper until softened.
  2. Add the chopped spinach or greens to the skillet and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the sautéed vegetables with the blended tofu mixture and stir to combine.

Assembling and Baking:

  1. Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to fit your pie dish. Transfer the rolled dough to the dish, pressing it gently into the bottom and sides.
  2. Pour the tofu and vegetable mixture into the prepared crust.
  3. If desired, sprinkle vegan cheese shreds on top.
  1. Place the quiche in the preheated oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.
  2. Allow the quiche to cool slightly before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts (per serving, based on 8 servings):
  • Calories: ~250
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 10g

Gut Health:
Plant-based diets are often associated with improved gut health due to the high fiber content from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A healthy gut microbiome is linked to better digestion and overall well-being.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
Many plant-based foods have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help in reducing inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is associated with various health issues, and a vegan diet may contribute to its prevention.

Sports Performance:
Contrary to the misconception that vegan diets lack protein, many successful athletes follow plant-based diets to enhance their performance. Plant-based proteins can support muscle building and recovery.

Reduced Risk of Foodborne Illnesses:
Plant-based diets eliminate the risk of foodborne illnesses associated with the consumption of undercooked or contaminated animal products.

Economic Impact:
A vegan diet can be more economical as plant-based protein sources tend to be cost-effective compared to some animal products. It may be a budget-friendly option for individuals or families.

Mindful Eating:
Adopting a vegan lifestyle often promotes mindful eating. Being more conscious of food choices and sources can lead to a healthier relationship with food and a greater appreciation for the environmental impact of dietary decisions.

Preservation of Biodiversity:
The expansion of animal agriculture often leads to habitat destruction and loss of biodiversity. Choosing a vegan diet supports the preservation of ecosystems and the protection of various species.

Culinary Diversity:
Veganism introduces individuals to a diverse range of cuisines and ingredients from around the world. Exploring plant-based cooking can be a culinary adventure, embracing flavors and techniques from different cultures.

Reduced Antibiotic Resistance:
The use of antibiotics in animal farming contributes to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Opting for a vegan diet can be a way to reduce the demand for such practices and promote responsible antibiotic use.

Cruelty-Free Beauty and Personal Care:
Veganism extends to beauty and personal care products. Choosing cruelty-free, vegan alternatives ensures that your lifestyle aligns with ethical choices beyond just dietary preferences.