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Vegan Asparagus Tart

Vegan Asparagus Tart

This amazing dish is a tasty cross between a veggie quiche and a crustless tart. Simple-to- prepare, pretty to serve and delicious to eat!
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Yields 8 servings
Author Laura Theodore

Ingredients

  • 1 block (14 to 16 ounces) extra-firm regular tofu, drained
  • 1 aseptic box (12 to 12 1/2 ounces) extra-firm silken tofu, drained
  • 1 tablespoon nondairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded vegan cheddar-style cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 medium sweet onion, finely diced
  • 14 asparagus stalks, cut into 4 to 4 1/2-inch lengths

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat a 9-inch round springform pan with vegan margarine.
  2. Put the regular tofu, silken tofu, nondairy milk, salt, turmeric, garlic powder and pepper into a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Fold in the vegan cheddar cheese, Italian seasoning and onion, using a rubber spatula. Transfer the tofu mixture to the prepared pan and smooth the top with the back of a rubber spatula. Arrange the 14 asparagus spears to resemble the spokes of a wheel, with the asparagus tips forming the center of the “wheel.”
  4. Top the quiche with several grinds of black pepper. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the center of the tart is quite firm to the touch. Put the pan on a wire rack and let cool 5 minutes.
  5. Gently run a table knife around the perimeter of the tart to loosen it from the sides of the pan. Let cool for 5 to 7 minutes, then carefully remove the outer ring of the springform pan.
  6. Let the tart cool for 30 minutes more before serving (see note). Alternately, cover the tart and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, or until well chilled, and serve cold.

Recipe Notes

Chef’s Note: When served warm, the tart will be quite soft, so slice it carefully for serving. The tart will firm up quite a bit after it is refrigerated for 4 to 6 hours.

Recipe and photo by Laura Theodore, from Jazzy Vegetarian's Deliciously Vegan. Published by Scribe Publishing, ©2018, reprinted by permission.