Get the Recipe:Easy Vegan Lentil Loaf (Gluten-free + Oil-free)
Prep Time: 20mins
Cook Time: 40mins
Total Time: 1hr
This easy vegan lentil loaf is a perfect main dish for a plantbased Christmas or Thanksgiving! Made with red lentils and lots of vegetables like carrots, peppers, mushrooms and aubergine. This recipe is super flavourful, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free, dairy-free and will certainly be a crowdpleaser at holiday parties and gatherings!
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/356 F. Meanwhile, cook the red lentils according to instructions on packaging - this usually takes 10-15 minutes. Make sure they are cooked through but not mushy.
Add the mushrooms and aubergines to a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast in the preheated oven for around 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the onion to a non-stick frying pan. Cook over a medium heat for a few minutes. Then, add the bell pepper, carrot, celery, tomato purée and black pepper. Lower the heat and cook, stirring frequently, on a low heat for around 10 minutes.
When all the ingredients are ready, add them to a large mixing bowl together with the cranberries, garlic, cilantro and flax egg. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Wait a few minutes until the mixture had cooled down and stir in the buckwheat flour.
Transfer the mixture to a loaf tin lined with parchment paper and roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes, making sure it doesn't burn. Serve immediately, or leave in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.