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Lentil & Apple Nut Roast

Even though I have been a non meat eater for 27 years I have somehow never cooked a nut roast, until now. I wanted to create something packed full of protein that's delicious and easy to make. Adding apple gives the nut roast a subtle sweetness like apple sauce with a roast dinner, plus extra nutrients.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: christmas, nut roast, vegan roast

Equipment

  • Loaf tin

Ingredients

  • 200 g puy lentils precooked
  • 1/2 pint vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp basil, rosemary, parsley, caraway seeds & paprika or 4 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 red pepper chopped finely
  • 100 g mixed nuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds) 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water. Let soak for 15 minutes.
  • 75 g oats
  • season with sea/pink salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 190ºC/374ºF

    Lightly fry the chopped onion, pepper and garlic for a few minutes until they soften. Add the carrots, apple, lentils, oats, chia egg, stock, herbs, spices, nutritional yeast, tomato puree & nuts. Stir thoroughly while on a medium heat for a few minutes until slightly simmering. Using an oiled/lined baking tin pour in the mix and spread evenly, pressing down slightly. Bake for 35-40 minutes in the centre of the oven.

    Perfect with a roast dinner with a splash of gravy.

Video

Notes

TIP: When you remove the tin from the oven let it sit for 10-15 minutes to cool slightly and set. If you remove it too quickly it can fall apart. I cooked mine earlier in the day and warmed it up for dinner. The following day I had it cold with a salad. Tasty hot or cold. In the video I'd put some tomato pesto on top which works really well.