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cherry tomato and spinach quiche

Vegan Cherry Tomato & Spinach Quiche

A tasty vegan cherry tomato and spinach quiche ideal for a picnic on a hot summers day
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Servings 6 people
Calories 354 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • For the pastry
  • 325 g wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 90 ml olive oil
  • For the filling
  • 400 g extra-firm tofu drained
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp ground blackpepper
  • ½ tsp onion granules
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 125 ml unsweetened soya milk
  • small bunch of basil leaves shredded, plus a few extra leaves to serve
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 100 g baby leaf spinach
  • 225 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 thyme sprigs leaves picked
  • green salad to serve

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. To make the pastry, mix the flour and mustard powder with a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil, stirring continuously until evenly dispersed through the flour mixture. Slowly stir in 6-8 tbsp water to bring the pastry together.
    325 g wholemeal flour, 2 tsp mustard powder
  • Roll the pastry out on a floured surface into a 3mm-thick circle and use it to line a 22cm quiche dish. Chill for 20 mins. Line the pastry case with baking parchment and fill with baking beans. Bake for 15 mins. Remove the parchment and beans and bake for another 10 mins until the pastry is golden and dry.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. For the filling, tip the tofu, nutritional yeast, turmeric, black pepper, onion granules, cornflour and oregano into a food processor. Mix together briefly, then, with the motor running, slowly add the milk until you have a smooth, thick filling. Spoon the filling into a large bowl and stir in the shredded basil leaves. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if required.
    400 g extra-firm tofu, 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes, ¼ tsp ground turmeric, 1/4 tsp oregano, ¼ tsp ground blackpepper, ½ tsp onion granules, 2 tsp cornflour, 125 ml unsweetened soya milk
  • Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the spinach, cherry tomatoes and thyme for 2-3 mins until the spinach has just wilted. Stir most of the tomatoes and spinach into the filling mixture, reserving a few tomatoes for the top of the quiche. Spoon the filling into the pastry case and smooth the surface with the back of the spoon. Press the reserved tomatoes into the top and bake for 30 mins until the quiche is golden and just set in the middle. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then scatter over a few extra basil leaves, slice and serve with a green salad.
    90 ml olive oil, small bunch of basil, 100 g baby leaf spinach, 225 g cherry tomatoes, 2 thyme sprigs

Notes

Nutritional Values per serving
357 kcal| fat 17g |saturated fat 2g| carbs 32g| sugar 3g| fibre 7g| protein 15g| salt 0.35g
Keyword cherry tomatoe, spinach, summer quiche, tofu, Vegan Quiche