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Christmas Nut Roast Recipe

December 17, 2016 in Eat Local & Organic
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Easy to make and delicious hot or cold, nut roast is the classic main course for a veggie Christmas.

Serves: 4-6

Preparation: 15 mins

Cooking: 1 hour 10 mins

 

Vegan

Gluten-free

Wheat-free

Ingredients

Editors note – we would recommend using locally grown organic vegetables from your farmers market or local box scheme to gain maximum nutrition, freshness and taste.

• 200g red lentils

• 1 onion, finely sliced

• 50g sun-dried tomatoes (oil reserved) drained and chopped

• 2 cloves garlic, crushed

• 50g dried apricots, chopped (use unsulphured organic apricots)

• 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

Method

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Add all the other ingredients, except the seasoning, to the pan. Stir really well, add the cooked lentils and stir again, seasoning to taste.
  2. 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)

 

 Recipe  ©The Vegetarian Society 2016 

 

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