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Quiche with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Spinach
  • Breakfast
  • Dairy Free
  • Diabetic Friendly
  • Gluten Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Vegan
  • Vegetables
  • Vegetarian

For the crust:
1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tablespoons water, mixed together
1 c whole almonds flour (ground whole almonds)
1 c gluten-free rolled oats or buckwheat groats, ground into flour
1.5 tsp dried parsley
1.5 tsp dried oregano
1/3 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
1-3 tbsp water, as needed

For the quiche:
1 block (14-oz) firm tofu
1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
1 leek or yellow onion, thinly sliced
4 large garlic cloves, minced
3.5 c (8-oz) sliced cremini mushrooms
1/3 c fresh chives, finely chopped
1/3 c fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1/3 c oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1 c baby spinach
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1.5 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp fine grain sea salt
Black pepper, to taste
Red pepper flakes, to taste


Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a round 10-inch tart pan.
Wrap rinsed tofu in a few tea towels and place something kind of heavy on top of it to lightly press out the water while you prepare the crust.

For the crust:
Whisk together flax and water mixture in a small bowl and set aside so it can gel up.
In a large bowl, stir together the almond meal, oat flour, parsley, oregano, and salt. Add in the flax mixture and oil. Stir until mostly combined, adding the remaining water until the dough is sticky (about the consistency of cookie dough). The dough should stick together when you press it between your fingers.
Crumble the dough evenly over the base of the pan. Starting from the center of the pan, press the mixture evenly into the pan, working your way outward and up the sides of the pan. Poke a few fork holes in the dough so air can escape.
Bake the crust at 350F for 13-16 minutes, or until lightly golden and firm to touch. Set aside to cool while you finish preparing the filling.

Increase oven temperature to 375F.

For the filling:
Break apart the tofu block into a few pieces and add into food processor. Process the tofu until smooth and creamy. If it doesn't get creamy, add a tiny splash of almond milk to help it along.
In a skillet, add oil (you can use water to saute if you don't want to use oil) and saute the leek (or onion) and garlic over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, season with salt, and cook on medium-high heat until most of the water cooks off the mushrooms, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in the herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, nutritional yeast, oregano, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes until combined. Cook until the spinach is wilted.
Finally, remove from heat and stir in the processed tofu until thoroughly combined. Adjust seasoning to taste if desired. Spoon mixture into baked crust and smooth out with a spoon until even.
Bake quiche, uncovered, at 375F for 33-35 minutes, until the quiche is firm to the touch. Cool the quiche for 15-20 minutes before attempting to slice.

Submitted By:Amber