Yes, this quiche is completely free of eggs and dairy and I promise you it tastes as good as any quiche you have ever had! This is a recipe I have been making for about 30 years now and it continues to be a family favorite! Totally vegetarian and vegan, filled with tofu and healthy, tasty veggies like leafy greens and mushrooms, and really easy to make, it is sure to be one of your family favorites too!
If you are new to vegetarian or vegan diet, this is a great recipe for transitioning to plant-based eating. It highlights the versatility of tofu and demonstrates that it is only bland if you let it be bland! Tofu readily soaks up any flavors you add to it, and this recipe has got flavor a-plenty!
It also has one of my favorite ingredients – one that is very popular among vegetarians and vegans for its nutritional qualities and taste – nutritional yeast! This ingredient also gives it an “egg-like” color as well as adding lots of flavor! Add in some curry powder, seasoned salt, paprika, and aromatic veggies such as onion and garlic, along with nutritious mushrooms and kale, and you have an amazing combination of flavors and nutrition!
You can make this part super easy by using a frozen crust purchased at the grocery store (just make sure that it does not contain lard and preferrably no hydrogenated oils). OR, if you want more of a challenge, you can make the crust yourself!
Personally, I am a bit of a novice when it comes to making pie crust. But the healthier store-bought versions (whole-wheat or gluten-free, no lard) can be expensive and sometimes hard to find. Yes, they are very convenient, but I recently made my own crust and it was SO GOOD that I may never go back to the store-bought ones! The recipe I provide below is enough for two crusts, so you can put one in the freezer to use for later!
Your Family Will Love It!
I first started making this quiche when I first went vegan in my 20s (all the way back in the stone age!). I have been making it for my family for over 20 years and everyone loves it! In fact, when my oldest son moved away from home, he asked me specifically for this recipe! It makes a mama proud to pass on recipes that you know your kids enjoy and will keep them healthy and strong!