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Festive nut roast

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Dinner, Lunch

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Dr Megan Rossi's Festive Nut Roast recipe
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1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 red onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 carrot peeled & cut into small chunks 200g mushrooms 1 can mixed beans, drained & rinsed (240g drained) OR combine: 60g chickpeas 60g red kidney beans 60g black eyed beans 60g haricot beans 1 can green lentils, drained & rinsed 50g pecans, chopped 50g pistachios, chopped 50g Brazil nuts, chopped 1 large handful spinach 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 1/2 tsp salt


Step 1

In a large saucepan, on medium heat, drizzle in the EVOO and sauté red onion for a few minutes, then mix in the garlic and balsamic vinegar.

Step 2

Add the carrot, mushrooms, rosemary, thyme, nutritional yeast and salt. Mix and cook for 8 mins until the carrot starts to soften.

Step 3

Add mixed beans, lentils & spinach, mixing in and letting the spinach wilt.

Step 4

Put a handful of crushed pecans, pistachios and brazil nuts to one side, then add what's left to the saucepan and mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Step 5

Remove half the mixture and blend in a food processor until it looks like large crumbs. Just watch out you don't over-blend it.

Step 6

Add blended half back into the pan and mix with other half of the mixture.

Step 7

Empty mixture into a bowl and put in the fridge for at least 30 mins. You can leave overnight too if you're prepping in advance!

Step 8

Preheat oven to 180c and line a 2lb loaf tin with parchment paper. Add remaining crushed nuts to the base of the tin, then carefully fill with nut roast mixture, push down so it's compact.

Step 9

Place in oven for 55-60 mins, allow to cool slightly before removing from the tin. Then slice and enjoy!

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September 9, 2022 @ 3:44 pm

Sorry to hear - I hope it still tastes delicious!! You could try adding a little more EVOO next time to bind it together


November 11, 2021 @ 7:05 pm

Taste is good but nothing in the recipe binds the ingredients, so it fell apart when I tried to cut a slice.