Quiche Lorraine is not only a great song by the B-52s, but it’s also a favorite dish from France. A quiche is a baked savory custard-type pie made with cream, eggs, cheese, and other ingredients, such as meat and vegetables. So who is Lorraine and why did they name a quiche after her? Actually, quiche Lorraine is named for the Lorraine region of France and this type of quiche is traditionally made with lardons, or strips of pork.
With cream, eggs, cheese, and pork, quiche sounds like it would be tough to make using plant-based ingredients, but guess what? We can do it! Quiches are perfect for brunches, baby and bridal showers, and other get-togethers. They have an elegant presentation, but they are really easy to make.
You can choose between making quiche with tofu, chickpea flour, or grains, like quinoa. You can get creative and add whatever ingredients you like including vegetables, vegan cheese, nuts, and your favorite herbs and spices. Make a big quiche or make these Spinach, Tomato, and Cheddar Mini-Quiches With Lemon Cashew Cream, so everyone gets their own. To celebrate our favorite brunch food, here are 15 quiche recipes that are egg-free, dairy-free, meat-free and simply sensational.
1. Savory Pumpkin Quiche With an Early Grey Tea-Infused Crust
It doesn’t need to be fall for you to enjoy pumpkin recipes. This Savory Pumpkin Quiche With an Early Grey Tea-Infused Crust makes a beautiful presentation all year round. You get the wonderful flavor of pumpkin with the smokiness of the Earl Grey tea-infused crust. Topped with cherry tomatoes, it’s rustic, flavorful, and filling!
2. Fresh Spinach Quiche
Savory and satisfying, this Fresh Spinach Quiche is a wonderful spring dish loaded with greens, legumes, and other healthy ingredients. Enjoy it as written with peas and spinach, or throw in some broccoli, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, an your favorite herbs.
3. Cheesy Leek Quiche
This Cheesy Leek Quiche is what’s for dinner tonight. It has a super-easy spelt pastry crust and a cashew based filling. This quiche has fresh leeks, but you can add whatever vegetables you want. Make a couple of these to pop in the freezer and enjoy gooey, melty deliciousness all week (or month) long!
4. Crustless Quinoa Quiche
Perfect for a light dinner or brunch, these Crustless Quinoa Quiche bites are high in protein and fiber, but light enough to snack on. Besides quinoa, they contain kale, sweet potato, celery, red onion, and are held together by ground flaxseeds mixed with water. Freeze a big batch for a healthy addition to your weekly meals, or an appetizer you simply need to warm and serve.
5. Button Mushroom and Leek Quiche
Who wouldn’t love this Button Mushroom and Leek Quiche for breakfast or brunch? A flaky pie crust is filled with a light and fluffy mixture of savory button mushrooms and greens. The result is an unbelievably savory, delicious breakfast tart that you’ll want to make again and again.
6. Spanish Potato and Chorizo Omelet-Style Quiche
This Spanish Potato and Chorizo Omelet-Style Quiche is the best of two dishes in one. It’s a quiche with the flavors of a Spanish potato omelet combined with chorizo. The filling is smooth and creamy, with just enough spicy flavor from the vegan sausage. It makes a delicious dinner with a big green salad.
7. Mixed Veggie Quiche
Quiches are a dish that you can pretty much add any flavors and ingredients to and still have something that tastes delicious. This Mixed Veggie Quiche has a spelt/almond meal crust and a chickpea flour filling. It’s filled with mushrooms, red onions, mushrooms, and tomato. Try adding your favorite seasonal vegetables; you really can’t go wrong with any combination!
8. Chickpea Flour Quiche
Breakfast just got better, with these Chickpea Flour Quiches. These little gems are like a chickpea flour omelet in a snackable portable form. Make them in a muffin tin and add your favorite vegetables and spices. These are ridiculously filling, yet surprisingly light, and they turn breakfast into something special.
9. Roasted Tomato and Herb Quiche
There is no flavor as intense as roasted tomatoes and this Roasted Tomato and Herb Quiche is a beautiful way to incorporate them. The crust is made with oats, nuts, and flaxseed so it’s gluten-free. The tofu filling is creamy and delicious. Fresh herbs and tomatoes shine in this summery breakfast, brunch, or anytime dish.
10. Basil and Walnut Pesto Quiche
Homemade quiche is a classic and this Basil and Walnut Quiche will start a new tradition in your home. It contains only whole-food ingredients like potatoes, avocado, kale, asparagus, olives, nuts, and seeds. This dish is more than a veganized version of a quiche — it’s a true original and you’ll love every bite.
11. Easy Spinach and Pepper Quiche
This nutrient-packed Easy Spinach and Pepper Quiche is a delicious way to add more greens to your day. This eggless quiche has a tofu base, so it’s packed with protein and filling. This dish will surprise and delight you, not to mention nourish you!
12. Simple Butter Bean Quiche
Celebrate National Quiche Lorraine Day with this Simple Butter Bean Quiche. The base of the quiche is made with butter beans, plus lots of vegetables. It’s a rustic, hearty meal that will warm you to your core and turn you mellow as a marshmallow. Sit back in your plump sofa with a plateful of this flavor-packed meal and enjoy every bite.
13. Swiss Chard Quiche With Wild Mushrooms
It may seem like going vegan means giving up dishes like quiche forever. Luckily, that is far from the case and this Swiss Chard Quiche With Wild Mushrooms is the proof. It has a whole-wheat and pine nut crust and the tofu-based filling is packed with savory veggies. You can make this ahead of time and even pack it in your picnic basket for a special day out.
14. Savory Spinach Quiche
Miso is the secret ingredient in this Savory Spinach Quiche. The base is largely spinach and silken tofu, but the miso is what gives it that really umami flavor. Try this for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner. Everyone will love it and ask you what the secret is. We won’t tell if you won’t.
15. Spicy Eggless Coriander Quiche
This Spicy Eggless Coriander Quiche has a whole-wheat crust that’s tender and flaky. The filling is made with silken tofu, so you know it’s creamy and silky. Green chili peppers and fresh coriander leaves give it a bit of a spicy kick. This quiche is so delicious you’ll never miss traditional quiche made with egg.
Quiche is such a lovely dish and when you can make it so much healthier without the dairy, eggs, or meat, it becomes a beautiful meal. These vegan quiche recipes are really something to celebrate.
Lead image source: Savory Pumpkin Quiche with an Early Grey Tea-Infused Crust
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