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Lentil Loaf

This Lentil Loaf is a perfect replacement for meatloaf — this lentil load is delicious and full of flavour! It’s perfect to serve for the holidays or just when you want a classic meatloaf made vegan style.



Ingredients

  • 25g (0.8 oz) yellow onion
  • 95g (3.3 oz) mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 95g (3.3 oz) red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 400g (14.1 oz) brown lentils, cooked
  • 45g (1.5 oz) rolled oats, or quick oats
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 50g (1.7 oz) whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

For the basting sauce:

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Additional water to thin to basting consistency

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
  2. Roughly chop the onion, mushrooms, red pepper and carrot. Add them to the blender and pulse until the mixture becomes a chunky slurry.
  3. In a large skillet, add the vegetable slurry with the minced garlic, salt and pepper and cook over medium heat until heated through (5-10 minutes). Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the lentils, oats, flax, breadcrumbs,tomato paste, maple syrup, mustard, and parsley. It should be slightly chunky; do not over pulse. Add lentil mixture to the vegetable slurry and mix to combine and form a ‘dough.’
  5. Use a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. If you don’t have a loaf pan, you may form the dough into a loaf shape on a baking sheet. Place dough into the loaf pan, and gently press the top to form a bread shape on top. Bake for 40 minutes.
  6. A few minutes before the 40 minutes are up mix together the basting ingredients in a small bowl. When the loaf is ready, drizzle the basting sauce on top and spread it around evenly. Return it to oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. When it’s done baking, remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Slice and enjoy!

Recipe by Rachel Lessenden, Health My Lifestyle, healthmylifestyle.com @healthmylifestyle

This Lentil Loaf is a perfect replacement for meatloaf — this lentil load is delicious and full of flavour! It’s perfect to serve for the holidays or just when you want a classic meatloaf made vegan style.