12 vegan quiche ideas for summer picnics

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Looking for recipes for vegan quiche for your next picnic? Whether you're looking for vegan quiche recipes without tofu, vegan quiche with chickpea flour or even a vegan quiche Lorraine, there's a recipe to please everyone's taste buds.


The humble quiche is something of a British picnic staple. The sun comes out, and suddenly every Brit fancies a quiche!

But we can’t blame them, vegan quiches are delicious! With a crisp shortcrust pastry base and creamy indulgent filling, they make the perfect summer meal served with mixed green leaves and coleslaw or potato salad.

How to make vegan quiche

While quiche is traditionally made with a lot of eggs, butter and cream and therefore not vegan, it is possible to make vegan quiches in a variety of flavours and textures.

There are two main ingredients that can be used to make a vegan quiche filling: chickpea flour (also known as gram flour) or tofu.

Vegan quiche recipes made with firm or silken tofu closely resemble the texture of a traditional egg-based quiche, while vegan quiches without tofu tend to be a little drier.

Both of these ingredients can mimic eggs in baking which makes them the perfect vegan alternative.

As for the crust, many UK supermarkets sell accidentally vegan shortcrust pastry to make your life (and the quiche making process) easier.

Alternatively, you can also make your own vegan pastry simply using dairy-free butter, flour and water.

1. Leek and Sundried Tomato Quiche

This simple sundried tomato quiche is sure to be a crowdpleaser, catering to even the fussiest of picnickers. With a creamy tofu-based filling and rich sundried tomato flavour, you’ll be wishing you hadn’t shared!

Leek and Sundried Tomato Vegan Quiche


2. Tumeric, Tomato and Red Onion Quiche

This gluten-free wonder is coloured with vibrant turmeric and certainly packs a punch. Not only is it beautiful to look at and delicious to eat, but it also doubles up as a nutritional powerhouse of a main course thanks to the addition of ‘superfood’ turmeric and the wholesome ingredients used to make the base.

Tumeric, Tomato and Red Onion Quiche


3. Vegan Quiche Lorraine

It wouldn’t be a quiche roundup without the British staple Quiche Lorraine. This vegan version uses smoked tofu ‘bacon’ and is topped with a healthy handful of vegan cheese for extra indulgence. What’s not to love?

Vegan Quiche Lorraine

4. Leek and Mushroom Quiche

This tasty vegan quiche with a crisp pastry crust and a deliciously cheesy leek and mushroom filling is the perfect picnic food for warmer weather. Disappointing soggy sandwiches be gone!

Leek and Mushroom Quiche

5. Caramelised Onion Quiche

This rich caramelised onion quiche is the perfect accompaniment to your upcoming summer picnic. With a creamy tofu and cashew filling and sweet onion topping, your friends and family will be begging for the recipe.

Vegan Caramelised Onion Quiche

6. Asparagus and Pesto Vegan Quiche

Who doesn’t love pesto? This super green quiche is packed with vibrant vegan basil pesto and fresh asparagus for that glorious summer feeling.

Asparagus and Pesto Vegan Quiche

7. Roasted Fennel and Broccoli Vegan Quiche

This hearty broccoli and roasted fennel quiche is the perfect al fresco treat for warmer days. And it’s best served with a cold glass of white wine!

Vegan Roasted Fennel and Broccoli Quiche

8. Vegan Blue Cheese & Broccoli Quiche

Going vegan doesn’t mean you can’t eat your favourite dishes ever again. This tasty vegan quiche has all the flavours of a classic blue cheese and broccoli quiche, but is completely dairy and egg-free.

Vegan Blue Cheese & Broccoli Quiche

9. Spinach, Mushroom and Cherry Tomato Quiche

This easy vegan quiche uses tofu and Kala Namak to mimic eggy texture and flavour and is filled with spinach, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes for freshness. Try it today!

Spinach, Mushroom and Cherry Tomato Quiche

10. Easy Gluten-Free Tomato and Onion Quiche

This vegan and gluten-free quiche is one for all the family because it covers several allergy concerns while still tasting delicious.

With a simple 3-ingredient crust and chickpea flour-based filling packed with tomatoes, caramelised onions, and fresh dill, it’s perfect for a weekend brunch or summer picnic.

Easy Gluten-Free Tomato and Onion Quiche

11. Garden Vegetable Quiche

This picnic-perfect plant-based quiche recipe uses a vibrant selection of summer vegetables like asparagus, spring onions, spinach and cherry tomatoes for the ultimate lunch.

Because it’s made using a combination of tofu and chickpea flour, it has a realistic texture and is definitely one to try!

Garden Vegetable Quiche

12. Mini Crustless Quiches

Finally, these vegan mini crustless quiches are the perfect picnic finger food. These mini morsels are the ideal addition to your picnic because they eliminate the need for sharp knives.

Packed with vegan cheese and spinach, and topped with a decorative slice of tomato, these tasty tidbits will be one of your summer must-haves in no time.

Mini Crustless Vegan Quiches

For more vegan picnic ideas, check out these tasty vegan sandwich recipes.

Written by

Victoria Smith

Vic is a freelance writer and content creator, passionate about ethical and environmental issues. When she’s not busy scribbling away she can be found visiting the best vegan restaurants in the UK and making delicious dairy-free coffees at a café in Essex. Her favourite animals are dogs, cows and pigs and her lifelong dream is to open an animal sanctuary with an onsite vegan café. You can find Vic on Instagram @vicsveganeats

Also written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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