I love sriracha and this vegetable frittata was the absolute perfect accompaniment. This was my first time making a frittata. I can’t tell you the difference between one made with eggs and the one I have here except that it’s cruelty free. It may not be the exact same but I imagine it isn’t too far off…and if it is it’s ok because there will almost always be differences when veganizing recipes. They should be appreciated for what they are. Personally I found this tofu frittata to be flavorful, and filling. I will definitely be making this again in the future for family and friends. It can be served anytime of day. It’s also great for using up produce that’s about to expire and will handle a large assortment of veggies. All in all this was as good if not better than I expected. Adding a little sriracha and avocado of course finishes it of perfectly! Recipe adapted from PETA.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 medium potatoes, diced (with or without the skin)
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- handful grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
- pinch of red pepper flakes, optional
- mineral salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
for the blender/food processor
- 1 package (16 oz) organic firm tofu, drained
- 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 2 heaping tablespoons cornstarch, arrowroot or tapioca flour
- 2 – 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon mustard (any kind) or 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried tarragon, thyme or basil (or a combo)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/8 teaspoon white or black pepper, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, saute potatoes for 5 minutes, add onion and cook an additional 5 minutes. Add bell pepper, zucchini and garlic, cook until softened. Add tomatoes and optional red pepper flakes, cook another minute or two. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a food processor/blender, combine the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Taste for seasoning.
Add the tofu mixture to the pan the vegetables cooked in and mix well. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased round pie/quiche dish or springform pan. Level the top flat with the back of a spatula or spoon and make sure all edges are filled. Place on the middle rack and bake for 35 – 45 minutes, frittata should be firm to the touch. If top starts to brown too much cover with foil or small silpat. Remove and let stand to cool for at least 10 minutes. If using a pie/quiche dish, loosen the edges of the frittata, place a plate over top and carefully flip so frittata falls onto the plate and serve (this step is optional).
This frittata is great with sliced avocado and a little sriracha for heat.
Serves 4 – 6.
I suggest using at least a 9 inch round dish or larger.