Sure, I could have made one broccoli tofu vegan quiche in a square pan or cast-iron skillet, and it would have been delicious. But sometimes miniature food items are just so much more fun to make. Rather than slicing off a wedge, it’s easy to grab a few of these as a snack, or serve as a party hors d’oeuvre. However, if you do decide to use a larger size pan for this recipe, you may need to increase the cooking time.
This is a quick, simple vegan quiche where you basically combine the ingredients in the food processor, transfer to a mini-muffin pan and bake. You could substitute other vegetables for the broccoli (perhaps cauliflower or asparagus) but I really liked the broccoli joined by the spicy chili and contrasting with the rich, creamy cheese.
Great for brunch or dinner, this makes about 24-30 miniature quiches.
(Technically, this vegan quiche recipe is probably closer to a frittata than a quiche since there’s no crust. Check out another tofu frittata here).
- 3 c broccoli florets, steamed
- 1 14 oz package firm tofu, pressed, drained and roughly chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 T lemon juice
- ½ t chili powder
- ½ t turmeric
- 1 c shredded non-dairy cheese (I used Daiya cheddar)
- ½ t salt
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- optional garnish: 2 red Thai chiles, thinly sliced in rounds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a steamer basket over boiling water, steam the broccoli about 5 minutes until bright green but still crispy. Drain and shock with cold water to stop the cooking.
- In a food processor, combine broccoli, tofu, garlic, lemon juice, chili powder, turmeric, salt and pepper and process until smooth. Stir in the non-dairy cheese and process for a few seconds more.
- Fill sections of a non-stick mini muffin pan nearly to the top. (approximately 2 dozen). Top each with a chile slice (optional).
- Bake about 30-40 minutes or until browned.
- Let frittatas cool in the pan about ten minutes before removing and transferring to a cooling rack. (They will puff up when baking, and fall slightly when they cool).
- Reheat to serve warm or enjoy at room temperature.