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Thursday, 24 November 2016
Zucchini Slice - Veganising a favourite Aussie dinner
tofu besan omelette. I make it often to serve with vegies for an easy dinner. I decided to make a batch of this to add to the slice instead of eggs. However I don't have this omelette noted as replacing a certain amount of eggs. So I don't know how its volume compared to the 5 eggs in the traditional recipe.
More zucchini dishes on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One pot pasta with chickpeas and zucchini (v)
Sweet potato, zucchini and olive quesadillas (v)
Tofu-ricotta, zucchini and pumpkin lasagne (v)
Yeasted zucchini bread (v)
Zucchini brownie with smoked walnuts (v)
Zucchini koftas with tomato gravy (gf, v)
Vegan Zucchini Slice
Adapted from Green Gourmet Giraffe
Serves 4-6 or more for finger food
1/3 cup olive oil, divided
1 onion, chopped
1/3 of a batch of tofu bacon, chopped
1 kg zucchinis (courgettes), grated
150g grated bio cheddar cheese (or your fave vegan cheese)
1 batch tofu besan omelette
1 cup self raising flour
2 tbsp tofu bacon marinade
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease a lamington or swiss roll tin (I used a swiss roll tin).
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a largish non-stick frypan and fry the tofu until golden brown but not charred. Set aside. In the same frypan add another tablespoon of oil and fry onions until golden brown.
Mix all the omelette ingredients together. I usually do this with the hand held blender but just used a whisk which make it smooth enough.
Grate zucchinis. Squeeze some of the liquid out of the grated zucchini. This can be done in the food processor or by hand. Tip into a large mixing bowl.
Add tofu bacon, fried onion, omelette mixture, grated cheese, flour, marinade and nutritional yeast flakes to the zucchinis. Mix well and season to taste.
Tip into prepared tin and spread evenly. Bake for about 35-40 minutes (I did 50 minutes) until golden brown and crispy on top. It is quite soft when cooked but best kept overnight (I kept mine in the tin) and reheated the next day (at 180 C for 15 minutes.)
NOTES: I used about 6 zucchinis this time but it was about 4 last time I made it so I have just put the weight in the recipe. Other vegan cheeses could be used, such as Daiya. As it was very soft and oozy when cooked so I wonder if adding a bit more besan to the omelette mixture might help.
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Paris Rive Droite - various artists
Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo) in November 2016. Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more of my 2016 Vegan MoFo posts.
Week 4's theme is Memories and Traditions