Vegan Frittata

Vegan Frittata

So, we came back from  our short break very late at night and of course we had no food for the morning (brunch time)! Aghhh! I was hungry and needing something quick and nutritious so this dish was created from nothing! 😛 Well, of course it wasn’t but we had nothing fresh – no vegetables, no fruit, no beans or chick peas ready to use, so no salads, no houmous, no cashew cheese… 🙁 In our hotel for breakfast every morning there were squares of something resembling egg – presumably pieces of a very thick omelette, so I had been wondering if I could create something similar which was vegan. Using tofu as the base and chia as a thickener, I think you will agree this frittata is definitely something quick and easy to whip up from nothing! 😛 🙂


  • 150g tofu (pressed and drained)
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 150ml milk (I use unsweetened coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Salt (to your taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • coconut oil
  • 1 small-medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 green chilli (deseeded if you don’t like it too hot)
  • 50g frozen sweetcorn
  • 50g frozen peas
  • 5-10 fresh basil leaves


  1. Place the tofu, yeast and milk into a blender and process until smooth. Stir in the chia seeds,

    salt, pepper and paprika (taste test at this point if you wish). Leave to thicken while you prepare the vegetables.

  2. Melt the coconut oil and cook the onion and garlic until starting to brown. Add the chili.
  3. Mix in the sweetcorn and peas and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add the basil leaves.
  4. Tip the tofu mixture into the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • On its own, with salad, with your favourite bread, with roast vegetables!
  • As part of a larger breakfast maybe with beans and vegetarian sausages.
  • Delicious cold as a picnic food – this slices beautifully when cold (refrigerate when cold and keep for up to five days).

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  • peanutbutterandellie 4th June 2015 at 15:48

    Fun idea! Looks simple and yummy!

    • Life Diet Health 4th June 2015 at 23:58

      Thanks Ellie 🙂 Yes, it’s both simple and yummy! 🙂 One of those recipes to keep handy! 🙂

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 9th June 2015 at 11:03

    I’ve learned about chia seeds when we already transferred to raw food, so I never really experimented with it as a thickener in cooked dishes. What a great idea! This looks super yummy and I bet it smells just divine. Adding some curry powder would be nice, too 🙂

    • Life Diet Health 13th June 2015 at 01:24

      Ooo… I might try adding curry powder 🙂 Thanks Milica 🙂 Defintely a yummy one! 🙂

  • Sophie33 15th June 2015 at 19:10

    I already knew veggies tofu scramble but creating a vegan frittata that sounds relish! Ooh yes! 🙂 Tomorrow morning, I will make this! x

    • Life Diet Health 17th June 2015 at 22:34

      Sophie isn’t it great how versatile tofu is! 🙂 Hope you found time to make and enjoy this! 🙂 xxx

  • Charanya 21st June 2015 at 01:34

    Never seen a vegan frittata look so perfect. Going to pin this 🙂

    • Life Diet Health 21st June 2015 at 20:50

      Ooo thank you very much Charanya! 🙂 Pinning is something new to me but I’ll get there eventually! 🙂


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