Curried Asparagus and Red Pepper Quiche
The blend of different flavours in this tofu based quiche come together to make this a very tasty dish. Using a combination of plain and smoked tofu and the addition of some wonderful Asian flavours, this is a winner for sure.
|60 Minutes||Serves 4||? kcal per serving
Wholewheat pastry (home made or shop bought) to fit 9 inch qhiche dish
200g of firm smoked tofu
200g of firm plain tofu
100ml of soya milk
1 teaspoon of black onion seeds
1 tablespoon of tahini
3/4 teaspoon of salt
3/4 teaspoon of pepper
2 teaspoons of curry powder
1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
6 large spears of asparagus, steamed and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon of oil
1 large red pepper, finely chopped
3 large spring onions, whites and green, finely chopped
3 large mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
2 large sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius ( 375 F ), Gas Mark 5
1 Prepare the pastry and line the quiche dish. When the dish has been lined, sprinkle the black onion seeds over the pastry and push slightly into the pastry getting some of the seeds on the sides as well as the bottom. Blind bake the pastry for 15 minutes and then remove from the oven.
2 Add the tofu, soya milk, tahini, salt, pepper, curry paste, mustard and nutritional yeast to a blender and blend until a smooth mixture has formed. There should be no lumps in the mixture. Set this mixture aside.
3 Heat the oil in a frying pan and over a medium heat fry the red pepper, spring onions, garlic, chilli, sun dried tomato, mushrooms and steamed asparagus. Cook until the vegetables are softened and if the mixture becomes dry, add a little water and continue to cook.
4 Once the vegetables are softened, remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly for a few minutes. Combine with the tofu mixture and mix thoroughly.
5 Place the mixture into the pastry case, smooth down and bake for 40 minutes.
For the best taste and texture, be sure to serve this quiche hot. If you are wanting a quiche that is perfect for serving cold, then be sure to check out my amazing “Can’t tell the difference” Quiche.