Unbelievably rich, this version of Quiche Florentine
has absolutely no cholesterol and is low in fat!
This quiche is a savory brunch favorite and contains
heart-healthy soy protein. Succulent spinach, onions,
and meat-free “bacon-style” bits
add to the decadent flavor of this recipe. Relax...
now you can enjoy Quiche Florentine free of guilt.
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 Tbs. olive oil
18 oz. firm silken style tofu (about 1 ½ packages)
1/2 Tbs. tomato paste
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbs. nutritional yeast* (optional)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained
1/8 cup meat-free “bacon-style” bits
1 pie crust shell, not baked
* Not to be confused with brewer's
yeast can be found at your local natural
Cook onions in olive oil until they
are almost translucent (about 5 minutes) and set
a food processor, combine tofu, tomato paste,
turmeric, garlic powder, nutritional yeast (optional), salt
& pepper; blend until smooth (the mixture will resemble
a thick batter).
In a large bowl, combine onions, tofu
mixture, spinach, and “bacon-style” bits;
mix until thoroughly combined.
Pour quiche mixture
into the pie crust, distributing evenly.
a pre-heated 350 F oven on a baking sheet for 45
to 50 minutes or until the top is slightly firm
to the touch.
Cool for at least 30 minutes
This recipe was created by
Lisa Riley (see inspiration section below).
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