Sometimes only tofu will do. I have a love hate relationship with the stuff, it’s the whole soya ‘is it bad for you or not’ thing but occasionally I just want it cos I like the stuff and it really does make the perfect egg substitute in this frittata. The rare occasions I cook with tofu I’m always sure to use organic stuff too. It’s pretty versatile and makes a fantastic egg substitute too and more randomly a super chocolate mouse.
The creamy yellow ‘egg’ mixture is delicious, it looks more than taste like eggs but in a good way. The miso, nutritional yeast and mustard give a cheesy, nutty deep flavour that beats egg hands down. It really does. I had some leftover quinoa for a sturdy base/crust which is a really nice addition to an otherwise light snack. This vegan frittata is super quick and not too dissimilar to an original egg based recipe – fry off your chosen veg, mix up the egg mixture and throw it all together before baking. Easy really. This frittata has no saturated fat or cholesterol either. There’s so much kale in here there’s easily a serving per person, in fact this dish delivers 3/4 servings of veggies to each person. I love a happy ending.
A super charged plant powered frittata.
Vegan frittata with a quinoa base
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax: 3 of water)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, sliced
1 red pepper, chopped into small pieces
2 small chilis, chopped finely
4 mushrooms, sliced thinly
100 grams kale, torn into pieces
1 cup broccoli florets, broken into very small florets
handful coriander, roughly chopped
1 package firm organic tofu (362 grams)
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons miso paste
1 teaspoon English mustard
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 200ºC. Grease a 10″ springform baking pan + set aside. Combine the quinoa + flax egg thoroughly + press down to form a crust in the greased baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile gently fry the onions, pepper, chili + mushrooms in the olive oil for 10 minutes until softened. Add the kale, broccoli + coriander + contine to cook for a further 5-10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
3. Add all the ‘egg mixture’ ingredients to a blender + blend until smooth. Combine the vegetables + ‘egg’ mix well + spread evenly onto the quinoa crust. Bake for 4o -50 minutes, checking half way through. Allow to cool for 30-45 minutes before removing from the baking pan.