Mmmm… asparagus quiche, where do I start? We had plenty of family gatherings growing up. Actually, they were usually extended family gatherings. So, we always made sure there was plenty of food. Obviously, you can’t leave a family picnic hungry! One question that would always come up was … who’s bringing the quiche? I wasn’t complaining – I’ve always loved quiche. Therefore, we prioritized the development of an easy, vegan recipe for my favorite asparagus quiche (as a bonus, it’s also gluten-free).
Tofu to the Rescue (again)!
An asparagus quiche without eggs or dairy? That seems daunting, right? Traditional quiche recipes are all about the eggs, cream, and cheese. However, designing a vegan quiche recipe much easier than you think! They key is tofu. This recipe processes silken tofu, plant milk, and chia/flax into a smooth filling that sets like eggs.
The turmeric and nutritional yeast give the quiche an inviting yellow color and cheesy flavor. When you pair this quiche filling with a super-tasty veggie like asparagus, you have a winning recipe on your hands. You’ll also cut the fat and cholesterol in your quiche way down, giving this vegan alternative some serious health benefits.
We also wanted to make this asparagus quiche gluten-free. Why? Well, firstly we have some wheat intolerances over here at the Riot. Secondly, we wanted a quiche recipe where the crust as a little more healthy than usual. We used quinoa and a flax/chia egg instead of flour and avoided extra fats. As a result, this quiche is gluten-free and loaded with protein, fiber, and all kinds of added goodness.
Limber Up – This Recipe is Flexible!
We love asparagus in a quiche. However, you can customize this recipe as much as you like! For example, to develop a Spring theme we added peas and then topped it with artichokes. We then added a side salad of pea shoots with lemon vinaigrette to offset the heaviness of the quiche.
Here are some ideas you can use to customize your own vegan quiche (asparagus or not):
- Herbs like dill and thyme
- Veggies! Try bell pepper, broccoli, leeks, and caramelized onions
- Smoky tofu or tempeh!
- Or go for another classic combo – spinach and mushrooms
In fact, if it tastes good roasted, it will probably be great in a quiche. Just remember to avoid anything with high water content (we’re looking at you, tomato) – you don’t want a soggy meal.
Well, it’s that time again! Time for us to say goodbye and let you start cooking. We hope you enjoy this vegan quiche recipe, whether you make it with asparagus or another favorite filling.
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