Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vegan 'Quiche'

I accidentally found the following recipe whilst I was scrolling through my Twitter account last night.  It sounded so good, and teamed with a green salad, it seemed like the perfect meal for the spring evenings we’re coming into!  

I tweaked it a bit, the original recipe used cashew nuts, however I substituted them with the butter beans that my housemate had soaked and cooked the night before.  I also used coconut oil instead of olive oil, as this is the only oil we happen to have in the pantry at the moment, and I also added mushrooms. 

It had the texture and appearance of a quiche, and kind of almost tasted like it too!

Vegan ‘Quiche’

1 tbs coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbs chives, chopped
2 tbs parsley, chopped
1 cup chopped spinach
4 or 5 mushrooms Sliced
½ cup cooked butter beans
375gm firm tofu
¼ cup nutritional (savoury) yeast
½ cup soy milk
1 tsp turmeric
¼ tsp paprika
2 tomatoes
1 sheet puff pastry
Salt & pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C
  2. Heat the oil and saut√© the onions and garlic.  Add spinach and mushrooms and lightly fry till spinach wilts
  3. Meanwhile, process the beans, tofu, yeast, soy milk and turmeric.  Blend until the consistency is creamy – add more milk if required
  4. Combine the onion mixture with the tofu mixture, add the chives and parsley, and season with salt and pepper
  5. Lay the pastry in a pie plate or other dish, and pour in the mixture, ensuring it is spread evenly. Sprinkle with paprika, and garnish with sliced tomato
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 mins, or until the mixture has set, and the pastry has browned 
Made whilst listening to Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Hawk
Eaten whilst attempting to watch a dodgy copy of Treme

This was also shared on Monday ManiaReal Food WednesdaySimple Lives ThursdayFriday Pot LuckPennywise PlatterCooking Thursday and Food Renegade - check them out!


  1. This looks delish

  2. Thanks - it's really easy too. Happy baking :)

  3. Thanks for the shout-out - Love the idea of using beans... I'll have to re-try this with your mods! :)

  4. Oh Hey Angela! Thanks for your original post - I loved this, it kind of almost tasted like my vegan canelloni - yum!

  5. The beans gave it a nice, creamy consistency

  6. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  7. The quiche looks perfect.. added to my todo!
    Those spoons as hooks and for the garden, look so cool and fun!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.Have an awesome day!
    Richa @ http://hobbyandmore.blogspot.com/