|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 to 10|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||9%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This vegan quiche is particularly wonderful in the summertime when asparagus is in season and grilling always sounds like a good idea. Feel free to use this recipe all throughout the year, though, and substitute whatever fresh veggies you have on hand!
For the Grilled Asparagus:
1/2 pound asparagus
Olive oil, for brushing
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the Quiche:
8 ounces block-style dairy-free cheese of your choice, crumbled
2 (12.3-ounce) packages firm silken tofu, drained
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons finely ground cashews
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons dairy-free cream cheese, such as Tofutti
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
Grill the asparagus. Heat the grill to high heat. Brush the asparagus spears with olive oil. Lightly salt and pepper, and grill for about 5 minutes, or until just lightly browned and still crisp. Remove from the grill, cut into pieces and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a 9" pie plate and set aside.
Prepare the quiche. Sprinkle about 1/2 of the crumbled dairy-free cheese in the bottom of the pie plate. Spread the asparagus on top of the crumbled dairy-free cheese. Set aside. In a blender, process the tofu, soy milk, nutritional yeast, ground cashews, cornstarch, dairy-free cream cheese, salt, freshly ground pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and turmeric until smooth. Stir in the remaining crumble dairy-free cheese using a wooden spoon. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie plate.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown, or until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges clean. Serve warm or cold.