Chickpea polenta quiche - vegan and glutenfree

This vegan quiche is the perfect picnic food! It's super easy and quick to make, cheap and you can have it hot or cold. It's gluten-free as well and tastes incredible either on it's own or with some hummus or other vegan dip. You can also have it for breakfast or as a party dish as well, it's that versatile.


I admit, polenta can sometimes be a bit tasteless (if done wrong), but trust me this recipe will make your come back for more! The combination of chickpea flour and polenta is incredible and very flavourful. And the rosemary gives this vegan quiche a beautiful fragrant note.


The chickpea flour and polenta also high in protein, plus there are also the pistachios which boost the protein content of this dish even more.


So if you are planning a picnic, then this is the ideal dish to bring. It tastes amazing hot or cold.


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Chickpea polenta quiche - vegan and glutenfree


Enjoy your vegan picnic with this chickpea polenta quiche.


healthy vegan picnic quiche


This quiche is egg-free of course, but it's also gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy it!


Easy vegan picnic recipe


Due to the high protein content it's also quite filling to you naturally won't overeat.


Slice of chickpea polenta quiche


You can also enjoy it for breakfast or as a sharer dish at parties.


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INGREDIENTS (3-4 portions):


Vegan quiche ingredients:

  • 200ml water
  • 30ml oil
  • 75g chickpea flour
  • 50g polenta (fine but not powdery)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary 

Other ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Pistachios

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Add all vegan quiche ingredients to a bowl. Then mix them together until there are no lumps anymore (that's important, otherwise the chickpea flour won't bake properly and taste bitter). Alternatively you can also mix them together in a little smoothie blender.


Then pour the batter into a non-stick pan (roughly 20cm - mine was a Tefal pan). Crush some pistacchios and add them to the pan as well (if you don't want to crush them with a mortar and pestle or by hand you can put them into a food processor and blend them just long enough to break them up).


Then slice up some tomatoes and place them into the pan as well. I added 9 slices, but I found if you cover the whole pan with tomato slices it will taste even more delicious. This recipe is really versatile, you could also add sliced Kalamata olives, artichokes, mushrooms, etc. (think pizza).


Place pan into the preheated oven and bake at 200C (390F) for 25 min. Yes, you can place the whole pan into the oven, the handles should normally be heat-proof. But check just to be safe.


When taking out the pan be very careful because the handle is very hot! I know it may feel natural to touch the handle but believe me it's not a good idea (I learned the hard way).


The quiche should come easily out of the pan. Eat hot or cold. Enjoy!


And if you like this recipe, then why not also try my orange and polenta cake, it's absolutely divine and tastes like summer.


delicious vegan polenta cake

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