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Vegan Cilantro Quiche

A delicious and easy vegan quiche flavored with cilantro and green chili peppers, with a whole wheat crust. Healthy, easy and delicious!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: French inspired
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Cilantro Quiche, Vegan Quiche
Servings: 8
Calories: 132kcal

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 ¼ cup whole-wheat pastry flour (if you prefer to roll out your crust rather than pat it into the pan, substitute half the flour with all-purpose)
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6-8 tbsp ice-cold water

For the quiche filling

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic (very thinly sliced)
  • 12 oz silken soft tofu
  • ¼ cup nondairy milk
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 green chili peppers (like jalapeno or serrano. Use less and deseed if sensitive to heat)
  • ¾ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • To make the crust, put the first three ingredients in a bowl or in a food processor. If doing this by hand, cut the shortening in until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. If doing this in a food processor, break down the shortening into small pieces by pulsing a few times.
  • Drizzle water as you mix by hand or by running the motor of the food processor. When the dough comes together, pat it into a disc and place in refrigerator.
  • To make the filling, heat the oil and add the onions.
  • Saute the onions until they just begin to turn lightly brown.
  • Add the garlic and saute on low heat for a minute or two until the garlic softens. Don't let it burn. Turn off heat.
  • Put tofu, nondairy milk, chilies and cornstarch in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add salt as needed. Add the cilantro and pulse once or twice until the leaves are broken down into small pieces but not liquefied.
  • Pour the tofu mixture into the onions and garlic and mix well.
  • Now take the pastry dough and either pat into a greased tart pan, preferably one with a removable bottom, or roll it into a circle and place inside the tart pan, trimming off any overhanging edges.
  • Pour the filling into the pastry shell.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven about 35-40 minutes until the filling is set and lightly golden.
  • Cool on a rack for about 10 minutes before unmolding. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg