Mains, other delicious bits


I saw a recipe that used chickpea flour to make a quiche, and I thought, what a brilliant idea. But then I thought, what about a Spanish tortilla? Damn, what about a quiche and tortilla all together? And I came up with ‘quichotilla’! This is beautiful…. full of flavour, textures and easy to make – really give it a go, you won’t regret it!

Time: 30 minutes prep time plus 45 minutes in the oven

Type: main or snack

Difficulty: 2 pans

Makes: 4 to 6 slices

What you need:

for the base: 200g all-purpose flour + 3 tbsp olive oil + 100ml water

2 cups of finely chopped veggies (I used peppers, carrots, celery, leek and courgette)

1 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup chickpea flour

1/2 cup plant milk (any)

1 cup vegetable stock

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

about 4 or 5 small potatoes (or 1 large one), peeled and finely sliced

pepper stripes and chopped black olives to decorate (optional)


Start by preparing the base: mix flour with water and olive oil until it forms a uniform dough; stretch using a rolling pin if necessary and place it in a large tart container, evenly; pierce with a fork and take it to the fridge for about 30 minutes (while preparing the remaining ingredients);

Chop all the veggies and water fry for a few minutes over low heat (adding garlic powder, pepper and salt to taste) until tender- once cooked, reserve;

Prepare potatoes;

In a bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, plant milk, nutritional yeast, onion powder and paprika; meanwhile, in a pan, bring the vegetable stock to a boil;

When boiling, lower the heat and mix in the chickpea flour mix; stir frequently and let it cook for a few minutes until it thickens;

Place the cooked veggies in the base and add on top the sliced potatoes;

Pour the chickpea mix over the potatoes and spread it well so all is covered;

Add topping (if using) and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200C for about 30 to 45 minutes until all is cooked through;

Serve hot or at room temperature.


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