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Nut Roast

Prep time 15 mins, cook time 1 hr 10 mins

Serves 4-6

Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Suitable for Freezing

Easy to make and delicious hot or cold, nut roast is the classic main course for a veggie Christmas. This can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to three months, or chilled for up to three days and reheated.


Ingredients

  • 200g red lentils
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 50g sun-dried tomatoes (oil reserved) drained and chopped
  • 2 garlic crushed
  • 50g dried apricots chopped
  • 200g mixed nuts chopped
  • 50g mixed seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Pinch of 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.
  2. Add all the other ingredients, except the seasoning, to the pan. Stir really well, add the cooked lentils and stir again, seasoning to taste.
  3. 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.

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