Spinach & sun dried tomato crustless vegan quiches

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Spinach & sun dried tomato crustless vegan quiches

Who doesn’t love summer picnics? They’re so much fun! As a kid, I remember running off with friends and leaving our mums on the blankets with their baskets of food (and probably a cheeky bottle of hidden wine on some occasions) and only coming back once forced to. Enjoying cheese & marmite sandwiches, cocktail sausages, mini sausage rolls and frozen squash under the sun. Since growing up, and since I’ve not been to one with children, I pack picnics a bit differently now.

Spinach & sun dried tomato crustless vegan quiches

One, involved a hen party and about 8 bottles of prosecco, boxes of food and a very giggly day at the races. Mini quiches, scones, crudites, finger sandwiches and olives were a big feature of a very giggly day under a very hot sun. Another involved hiding an entire birthday cake – including lighting the candles in secret – for my boyfriend at a picnic for two on his birthday…. but as I started with. Who doesn’t love summer picnics?

Picnics were the inspiration behind these mini vegan quiches, actually. I was remembering aforementioned hen party picnic, and the crustless quiches I cooked for that – quick to make and easy to eat, they were a perfect grown up “finger food”. But could I make them without eggs, or dairy? Could I make them vegan?

Yes, it can be done!

Spinach & sun dried tomato crustless vegan quiches

Eggless quiches? What?

I can picture most peoples faces when reading this post title: vegan quiches? What? But they’re so easy to make, it’s crazy. On top of that, they’re ready in about 35 minutes – and that includes the preparation time! Time was a factor in my thinking here: when trying to pack several lunches up for the week ahead, or when I need to make a lot of different dishes ahead of time for something like a picnic

Why no crust?

To be honest it’s because, prior to removing eggs and dairy and so on from my diet, I never ate a quiche with a crust that I actually liked! So I’d always make mini crustless ones for picnics before anyway. It’s also an additional step, adding in time and effort which I don’t usually have the patience for – especially if I’m meal prepping for the week ahead or am indeed planning a picnic and have half a dozen other things to make too.

Spinach & sun dried tomato crustless vegan quiches

So, they have no eggs and no dairy, they’re crustless… what makes these little spinach & sun dried tomato crustless vegan quiches so amazing? Aside from the whole “they’re vegan!” thing, the combination of spinach, cheesiness and sun dried tomatoes packs a wonderful punch of flavour into each one – you seriously have to try it to believe me.

  • Easy and fast to make
  • Gluten free
  • Portable
  • Perfect for make-ahead lunches
  • High in protein (9g per serving – 2 quiches)
  • Packed with flavour

Spinach and sun dried tomato crustless vegan quiches

Quick and easy to make, these crustless, eggless quiches are perfect finger food for a summer picnic!

  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 30 minutes
  • Total: 35 minutes
  • Author Luci Rebecca, Made by Luci
  • Yield 8
  • Calories 52

Ingredients

  • 1 x 350g pack silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup (~15g) nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp (~16g) potato starch
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp tahini
  • 1/4 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp black salt (kala namak), optional
  • 1 cup (30g) baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (packed, ~30g) sun dried tomatoes (not in oil), diced

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to about 180°C (fan). Grease 8 parts of a 12 pan muffin tray with oil (or use silicone moulds).
  2. Put everything except for the spinach and sundried tomatoes into a food processor or good quality blender and blitz until smooth.
  3. Stir in the chopped spinach and sundried tomatoes.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the the tray and place in the centre of the oven. Bake for 30 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean)
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 quiches
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 28.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.2g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1128.4mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 9.6g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 9g 18%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

All nutritional information is approximate - any exact calories will depend on which exact ingredients you use.

Quick and easy to make, these spinach & sun dried tomato crustless vegan quiches are packed with flavour AND perfect finger food for a summer picnic!
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11 thoughts on “Spinach & sun dried tomato crustless vegan quiches

    1. Hi Sian – I haven’t managed to keep them long enough to find out so I’m not sure.
      I know the texture of tofu changes when frozen, and I’m not sure how that would turn out in these. I’d say just freeze one first, then defrost it and check how it turns out, before popping a whole batch in the freezer 🙂

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