We continue the run up to Christmas with a variety of vegetarian recipes from the Vegetarian Society. I will release two every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I would also like to post pictures of the result – so if you make this recipe send me the pictures of your results and I will post on each page (I will do the same).
Today I bring you….
Easy to make and delicious hot or cold, nut roast is the classic main course for a veggie Christmas.
Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 1 hour 10 mins
Vegan, Gluten-free, Wheat-free
- 200g red lentils
- 1 onion, finely sliced
- 50g sun-dried tomatoes (oil reserved) drained and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 50g dried apricots, chopped
- 200g mixed nuts, chopped
- 50g mixed seeds
- 1½ tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1 tsp soy sauce*
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Cook the lentils in plenty of water for 15 minutes, then drain using a fine sieve. While the lentils cook, heat a little of the sun-dried tomato oil in your largest frying pan and gently fry the onion for 5 minutes.
- Add all the other ingredients, except the seasoning, to the pan. Stir really well, add the cooked lentils and stir again, seasoning to taste.
- Line a loaf tin (approximately 20cm x 10cm) with non-stick baking paper and spoon in the mixture. Bake for 50 minutes and allow to cool slightly before removing and cutting into thick slices.
Note: This can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to three months, or chilled for up to three days and reheated.
*Gluten-free soy sauce is available in most supermarkets.
Energy: 353 kcals Protein: 11.3g Carbohydrate: 17.8g Of which sugars: 9.6g Fat: 24g Of which saturates: 2.9g Fibre: 8g Salt: 0.4g (based on 6 servings)
Visit vegsoc.org/christmas to find the recipes for these fabulous Festive Flavours. Plus there are tips on storing and freezing these dishes so you can be prepared. Or if you prefer to hang-up your apron and take the weight off your feet at Christmas then you’ll be able to get the low down on the favourite ready-made veggie products available in the shops this Christmas.