It’s almost impossible to find an eggless vegetable quiche from supermarkets. This version of eggless vegetable quiche recipe tastes just as good as the traditional version without using any egg or tofu.
For the pastry
200g Organic plain flour
½ tsp Salt
100g Organic unsalted butter (cut into small cubes)
1 tsp Cumin powder
For the filling
1 Courgette (cut in round slices)
½ Red onion (long slices)
50g Organic Cheddar cheese (grated)
200g Crème fraîche
4 Cherry tomatoes (cut in round slices)
2-3 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
1 tbsp Avocado oil
Few strands of fresh chives (roughly chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste
Makes: 8 mini eggless vegetable quiches Cooking time: Approx. 1hr 30mins
Oven temp: 180oc (350of/ Gas Mark 4)
For the pastry
In a bowl mix the flour, cumin powder, salt and then add the butter. With your fingers rub the butter and flour mixture until the contents becomes a crumble consistency. Add a little water and blend together to form dough. Keep aside for few minutes.
Roll out the pastry and cut to fit into the pastry tin, using a fork prick the pastry. Put the baking beans or uncooked rice (wrapped in foil) in the centre of the tarts. Place the tarts in a pre-heated oven and cook blind for 10 – 15 minutes.
Remove the baking beans / rice and cook for another 15 – 20 minutes until the pastry cases are golden brown.
For the Filling
Heat the avocado oil in a deep based pan, add the chopped garlic and sauté until they change colour. Add the courgettes and onion and cook for few minutes. Add the chives, salt and pepper, cook until the courgettes are slightly brown.
To make eggless vegetable quiche
In a bowl blend the cheddar cheese and Crème fraîche until a smooth paste like consistency is formed. Add the cooked vegetables (leave some courgettes for the topping). Mix well.
Pour the mixture over the pastry cases. Add pieces of courgettes and cherry tomatoes on top and sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.
Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the topping turns golden brown.
Serve with salad and / or spicy potato wedges. Enjoy