Vegalicious Quiche

Posted: October 10, 2015 in Recipes
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Not feeling meaty tonight? This vegetable quiche has got you covered.

Important Note: If you want to make this fabulous recipe, you’ll need to soak the quinoa for 2-4 hours, so make sure you do that the night before!

Serves 6

Ingredients (Filling)

  • 4 eggs or one 400g block firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup chopped red capsicum
  • ¼ cup seeded and chopped tomato
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • sea salt
  • ¼ cup cheese, cubed (optional)

Ingredients (Crust)

  • 1 cup quinoa, soaked
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Preparation (if using eggs)

1. Beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside.

Preparation (if using tofu)

1. Rinse the tofu and wrap it in a clean towel and place on a plate. Lay some heavy books on top to press out the excess water. Cut tofu into quarters and run it through your food processor until it gets creamy. You may need to add a little water if it’s too dry.

Preparation (Crust)

1. In a pot, cook the soaked quinoa in the 2 cups of water for 15 to 20 minutes, until the grain is soft and the water has been absorbed. Once it’s ready, allow it to sit for 5 minutes, uncovered, then fluff with a fork.

2. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease a 23cm round pie plate with the 1 Tbsp oil and place the quinoa on top, pressing it down to about a 1cm thickness and pushing up the edges about 2cm.

3. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the filling.

4. Heat the 2 tbsp of oil in a skillet and add the onion. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

5. Add the capsicum, tomato, spinach, and mushrooms. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until fork-tender.

6. If using tofu, add it to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. If using eggs, transfer the veggies to a bowl with the beaten eggs and mix together. Stir in the cheese if you’re using it, along with hot sauce and sea salt.

7. Pour the veggie and egg/tofu mix into the quinoa shell and bake at 170°C for 15 to 20 minutes, until firm in the middle. Broil for 2 minutes to crisp the top slightly.

8. Allow to cool and then cut into perfect little slices of deliciousness.

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