Hello beautiful people ❤️ I hope you’re all doing really well.
Happy Fri-yey! It’s new blog post day and boy do I have a great one for you guys this week.
I love developing new recipes and today’s dish is one I’ve been trying to perfect for a while. As you know by now, my recipes tend to be either vegan or vegetarian (I’m actually flexitarian but prefer to not cook meat and use as little animal foods as possible at home). This lentil loaf is insanely flavorful and makes suck a nice main meal if you’re entertaining.
It’s a bit more involved but each step is actually really easy to follow.
200g dry brown lentils – cooked until tender
4 medium to large carrots
4 tablespoons tamari
1/2 cup water
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 cup walnuts
1 teaspoon cumin
For the glaze
2 tablespoons tomato concentrate (kunserva)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon tamari
Start by cooking lentils until tender. I like adding some salt to a large pot of boiling water and boiling until very tender and almost mushy.
To a large pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a finely chopped onion together with chopped mushrooms. Cook for 10-15 minutes until fully cooked. Now add chopped carrots together with half a cup of water together with 2 (of 4) tablespoons of tamari and cover and cook for an additional 10/15 minutes until carrots are tender.
Add the carrot & mushroom mixture to a good processor and blend. Add the blended mixture to a large bowl. In the same food processor, pulse walnuts and add to the same large bowl. Now add cooked lentils, cumin, salt, nutritional yeast, rolled oats and the other 2 tablespoons of tamari all to the same bowl. Mash and mix.
Once mixture is well incorporated, add it into a parchment lined loaf pan.
Top your lentil loaf with glaze. Simply mix tomato concentrate, tamari and maple syrup and add on top together with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Allow to rest for 10 mins (minimum), slice and enjoy!
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