Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Our Spinach and Mushroom Quiche is one hundred percent plant-based ingredients and has no eggs or dairy! The recipe can be made with a tofu batter or a chickpea flour batter…your choice. You can also prepare it with or without the crust, swap or add in extra filling vegetables, and serve it hot or cold. You will love the versatility and the flavor!

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 1 cup oat or buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup almonds, ground into flour
  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba*
  • 1-2 1/2 tablespoons water, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Tofu Batter
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Chickpea Flour Batter
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon black salt (optional)**
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • Filling
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • Tomatoes (optional)
  • Red bell peppers (optional)
  • Nutritional yeast (optional)
  • PREP TIME 20
  • COOK TIME 30-45
  • Serves 6

Directions

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Add dry ingredients to bowl and stir.
  3. Add in aquafaba and mix until combined. Add water as needed until the dough sticks together when you press it with your fingertips.
  4. Crumble the dough over a pie pan, then press it down evenly, starting in the middle and working your way out.
  5. With a fork, poke a few holes to allow air to escape as it bakes.
  6. As the batter and filling are prepared, bake the crust for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.

Batter

  1. If using the Tofu Batter, combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. If using the Chickpea Flour Batter, add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well combined.

Filling

  1. Add onions and mushrooms to a nonstick skillet and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until mushrooms have released most of their moisture.
  2. Add in spinach and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add veggies to the bowl of batter and stir until combined.
  4. If desired, tomatoes and/or red bell peppers may be chopped and added to the batter at this time.
  5. Transfer batter to the baked pie crust and sprinkle with nutritional yeast, if desired, for a cheese-flavored top. You may also garnish with tomato and/or bell pepper slices.
  6. Bake 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool 10-20 minutes before cutting.

Note: This recipe can also be made as a crustless quiche. Simply prepare the batter and filling then pour directly into a silicone or glass baking pan.

*Aquafaba is the viscous liquid in which canned legumes (e.g. chickpeas) have been cooked. Three tablespoons are equal to one egg or one egg white.

**Black salt is optional but it will give the traditional ‘egg’ smell and taste to the quiche.