Vegan Lentil Roast | Vegan Food & Living

Lentil Roast

There are so many meat-free mains on offer in stores these days, but if you ask us nothing compares to a classic homemade veggie roast if you're looking for something special for your Sunday roast.

This high-protein vegan lentil roast is not only absolutely delicious and the perfect centrepiece for your Sunday roast, but it's also packed with healthy, flavoursome ingredients such as chestnuts and red pepper.

Total Time: 90 minutes

Servings: 6

Total Time: 90 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 6)

  • 25 25 g Sweet Potato, cubed and steamed
  • 0.33333333333333 0.33333333333333 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 41.666666666667 41.666666666667 g approx. 4 Portobello Mushrooms
  • 0.16666666666667 0.16666666666667 Onion, chopped fine
  • 0.5 0.5 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 0.16666666666667 0.16666666666667 Red pepper, chopped small
  • 0.33333333333333 0.33333333333333 Tbsp Mixed dried herbs
  • 0.16666666666667 0.16666666666667 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • 20.833333333333 20.833333333333 g Breadcrumbs
  • 0.16666666666667 0.16666666666667 pack Merchant Gourmet whole chestnuts, blitzed (180g)
  • 0.16666666666667 0.16666666666667 pack Merchant Gourmet puy lentils (250g)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Serve with:
  • Roast potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Winter vegetables

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C. Line a medium-sized baking dish/loaf tin or small pudding tins with greaseproof paper.
  2. Put the mushrooms in a blender and blitz until they are finely chopped.
  3. Place a large, non-stick saucepan over a medium heat. Add the oil & when the pan is hot, add the mushrooms. You want to sauté them for around 5 minutes so that you get rid of some of the water inside them & get them nicely golden.
  4. Next, add the onion, garlic & red pepper to a pan, plus the herbs, cayenne pepper & seasoning.
  5. Sauté the mix for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  6. When you’ve got a nice colour on everything, add the sweet potato. Sauté the mix for a few more minutes before adding the breadcrumbs, chestnuts, lentils and lemon zest. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Turn the heat off, then using an old-fashioned masher, lightly mash the mix breaking down any large chunks of sweet potato or chestnuts.
  7. Spoon the mixture into your lined loaf tin/tins & compact it in as much as you can.
  8. Place the lentil roast on the bottom shelf of your oven to roast for 30 minutes.
  9. Once your roast has been in the oven for 30 minutes, take out and let it stand for around 10 minutes before place a flat baking tray on top. Then carefully, whilst holding the tray with one hand & the loaf win with the other, turn the tray upside down so that the roast comes out. Peel off any greaseproof paper that’s stuck.
  10. Serve your Merchant Gourmet Lentil Roast with trimmings of your choice.

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