Mushroom Leek Quiche with Red Pepper Relish

Our neighbor Elsa gave us 4 beautiful fresh leeks from her garden. I had been planning to make my chickpea tart, but then I found a mushroom leek quiche in Vegan Comfort Classics that looked worth a try! Here's my slightly adapted version. Oh, the red pepper relish is amazing on crackers or anything else you might serve a chutney with. If you have time for nothing else, make the relish!

5/1/20 Update: The second time I made this it was EVEN BETTER. Our garden was overflowing in chives, so I used 3 cups of chives, 2 zucchinis, and 1 cup mushrooms ('cause that's what I had; oh, and fresh sage from the garden). For the relish, I used red pepper and red onion. (The zucchini & pepper was from our new organic farm delivery service). OMG yum. Larry said it was stupendous!

Ingredients

1 whole wheat pie crust (purchase or make)

Veggie saute:
2 T canola oil
3 C leeks OR chives, sliced
1-2 C mushrooms, sliced
2 C zucchini or broccoli, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp sage (or 1T fresh)
1 tsp tarragon

Tofu mix:
16 oz tofu or substitute
1/4 C nutritional yeast
1/3 C chickpea flour
1 T white vinegar
1 T lemon juice
1 T arrowroot or cornstarch
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 C vegetable broth

Second time I made it I used chives, zucchini, and mushroom;
in the relish I used red pepper and red onion. Delish!
Red pepper relish: 
2 T canola oil
1 C red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp mustard
1/3 C suger
1/3 C white vinegar

The Parm:
1/3 C raw cashew
2 T nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

Pre-bake pie crust for 10 minutes in 425 degree oven. Let cool.

Make The Parm: Combine cashews, nutritional yeast, and salt in a food processor until fine crumb is formed.

Saute leeks/chives, mushrooms, and zucchini/broccoli in oil for 3 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, sage, and tarragon, stir, and cook another 2 minutes.

Drain tofu and mash with remaining ingredients. Fold tofu mix and broth into sauteed vegetables and combine. Spread filling into pie crust. If using leeks, can put some more on top, and optionally sprinkle on 2 T of The Parm. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Make the red pepper relish: Saute the pepper and onion 5 minutes in oil. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and mustard, and saute another 3 minutes. Add sugar and vinegar, bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed. Let cool & serve with quiche!

Relish note: When I had too much marmalade and no red pepper, I substituted the marmalade in place of red pepper & sugar; it was a pretty good chutney!

First time, with leeks and broccoli and mushroom
First time, with orange pepper and white onion (use red onion!)



First time, with leeks (also decorating the top)


Here with broccoli and 2 crusts (the above makes a LOT for just one quiche):


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