Healthy bits

Nut Roast

Simple, easy, nutritious and delicious! I make this nut roast every now and again and is always a delight. Perfect for a Sunday roast or Christmas dinner.

Time: 2 to 3h

Type: main dish

Difficulty: 2 pans

Makes: about 8 slices

What you need:

1.5 cups mixed nuts, chopped
70g mushrooms, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
½ onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1tbsp soya sauce
1 large carrot, grated
1 and 1/3 cups bread crumbs
150ml tomato passata / tomato sauce
1 to 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

Directions:
In a food processor, process nuts into very small pieces;

Remove and add to a large bowl;

Add mushrooms and carrot to the food processor and blend for a few seconds until all is chopped in very small pieces;

Finely chop onion and celery and add to a frying pan with a little water – cook over low heat until tender;

Add carrot and mushrooms, garlic powder and soya sauce, mix and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes – remove from heat and add to the bowl;

Add bread crumbs, thyme and tomato passata and mix well- if too dry, add more passata;

Transfer to a loaf tin lined with parchment paper- tap well with a spoon to even out the top and sides of the prepared mix;

Refrigerate for about 1h before cooking in a pre-heated oven at 180-200C, for about 50 min to 1h;

Serve hot with all the trimmings!

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