Easy Vegan Quiche Recipe for a Plant-Based Delight

Easy Vegan Quiche Recipe for a Plant-Based Delight

Are you looking for an easy and delicious recipe that won't require long hours in the kitchen? Look no further! I have the perfect recipe for you - a vegan quiche! This recipe is not only simple to make, but it's also packed with protein, making it a great meal option for any time of the day. Instead of using eggs, we've replaced them with tofu to ensure that each slice is full of protein.

If you think that quiches can only be made with eggs, then I have a recipe that will challenge that notion. This unique recipe will make you question everything you thought you knew about quiches. It's a must-try for anyone who loves to experiment with new flavors.

You'd never guess it's vegan if I didn't mention it. The texture is just amazing! It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a snack. Plus, it's a healthy option that tastes incredible. One of my friends, who is a huge fan of quiches, even said that it's better than quiches made with eggs. 

So, here's a simple and delicious recipe for a vegan quiche:


For the Crust:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup vegan butter, cold and cubed

1/4 teaspoon salt

3-4 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

1 cup firm tofu, pressed and crumbled

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk or your choice of plant-based milk.

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare the Crust:

In a food processor, combine flour, vegan butter, and salt. Pulse until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough forms. Create a circular shape with the mixture, cover it with plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.


Nutritional Yeast: This ingredient not only adds a cheesy flavor but also boosts the overall savory profile of your quiche. You can adjust the amount according to your preference - either increase or decrease it.

  • Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C)

  • Roll Out the Crust:

To ensure your pie crust fits perfectly into the dish, start by rolling out the chilled dough on a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to gently press the dough into a circular shape, maintaining an even thickness throughout. Once the dough is rolled out to the desired size, transfer it to the pie dish, being careful not to stretch or tear it. 

Gently lift the dough and lay it over the dish, ensuring it covers the sides and bottom completely. Press the edges of the dough against the sides of the dish to seal it in place. You can use a fork to create a decorative edge or simply trim off any excess dough with a sharp knife.

  • Prepare the Filling:

To make a creamy and vegan-friendly tofu base, you'll need to gather some crumbled tofu, almond milk, nutritional yeast, and cornstarch. Start by adding these ingredients to a blender. Once everything is in the blender, blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and free of any lumps.


Seasoning: Don't shy away from using herbs and spices. Consider adding a pinch of turmeric for color and a subtle flavor, along with herbs like thyme, rosemary, or basil for extra aroma.

 Cheese Alternative: If you enjoy a cheesy flavor, consider incorporating a vegan cheese alternative into the filling. There are various plant-based cheeses available in stores.

Marinating Tofu: Before blending the tofu for the filling, you can marinate it in a flavorful mixture. A combination of soy sauce, garlic powder, and a dash of liquid smoke can add a savory and slightly smoky undertone.

  • Sauté Vegetables:

Heat up a pan and pour some olive oil. Add chopped onion and cook it until it becomes soft and transparent. Then, add some garlic, spinach, and cherry tomatoes and cook everything together until the spinach gets wilted.


Sautéed Vegetables: Ensure your sautéed vegetables are well-seasoned. Caramelizing onions and garlic before adding them to the quiche can intensify their flavors.

Garlic and Onion: These aromatic ingredients can add depth to the quiche. Adjust the quantity based on your taste preferences.

Experiment with Vegetables: Feel free to experiment with different vegetables. Mushrooms, bell peppers, or asparagus can bring unique flavors to your quiche.

  • Assemble the Quiche:

Spread sautéed vegetables evenly over the crust.

Pour the tofu mixture over the vegetables.

  • Bake:

Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the quiche is set and the crust is golden brown.

  • Cool and Serve:

It is recommended to let the quiche cool down for a few minutes before cutting it into slices. Serve and enjoy your vegan quiche!


Fresh Herbs: Garnish your quiche with fresh herbs like parsley, chives, or dill for a burst of freshness.

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