Apr 21, 2011

caramelized onion quiche


Brunch can be a tough meal to plan because half the family wants something sweet and the other half, savory. Unless you wind up making both, the tendency is to disappoint someone. Unless you make Caramelized Onion Quiche. The sweetness from the long caramelization of the onions can satisfy some sweet tooth.

This recipe is out of Vegan Brunch by Isa Moskowitz.

The long (longer than the author sites) cooking time for the onions is the most time consuming affair for this recipe, but one that shouldn't be shirked. It is what gives this dish the body.

We really liked this meal, but as with all vegan quiches, something was missing. The egg-y flavor. Without it, the dish falls a little out of tune and, let's face it, you are eating a tofu pie.

That used to be the case, but once you actually realize that the original dish is egg based, it becomes crystal clear that some black salt at the table can add the missing piece in a snap. Cooking with black salt tends to diminish the flavor considerably, but adding it at the table as you would regular table salt will fulfill the flavor profile. ANY Indian market carries black salt since it is used throughout the cuisine. And it is around $1 a bag.

Also, don't be afraid to add some vegan milk to the blender to help the tofu turn over easier - it'll evaporate in the oven and help to make your batter as smooth as possible.

Cost Breakdown:

tofu: $2
onions: $4
cashews: $1
dough: $1
Total to make 6 servings:


  1. Black salt rocks! (pun intended)I really like that book...matzoh brie brunch is quite good too. Great looking quiche!

  2. Jennnifer hates the idea of quiche (all eggy). I wonder if a vegan one will work for her? I'll have to give this one a try.

  3. Really? Black salt is at Indian markets? WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME THIS BEFORE?

  4. Thanks, GiGi!

    Hmmm...maybe she would, Tender Branson. The texture is different enough...

    Yes, AbsurdistGap...go get you some!


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