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Nut Roast

Introduction & method

The vegetarian nut roast may be a cliché, but it's healthy, nutritious and tasty too. You can make it as a loaf or as individual pie-sized portions. This recipe is enlivened by a blob of red onion marmalade hidden inside it.

Nut Roast Recipe

Freeze the Red Onion Marmalade

Spoon the marmalade into ice cube tray compartments and freeze them for a couple of hours or overnight. This step is not absolutely essential, but it will help the marmalade retain its shape when cooked.

Cook the Quinoa

Bring the water to the boil with a teaspoon of salt and the quinoa. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. When cooked, remove from heat and let it stand for 10 minutes.

Prep the Veg

Peel and finely chop the onion, parsnip, butternut squash and carrot. Finely chop the celery. Melt the butter on low heat and add the onion, carrot, celery and parsnip. Stir to get them well coated, put a lid on, and let them sweat for 10 minutes - the veg shouldn't be coloured at all, just slightly softened.

Assemble the Nut Roasts

Preheat your oven to 210°C (410°F) for a convection (fan) oven, or 230°C (446°F) for a conventional one. You can use mini quiche tins or small pie dishes to make individual roasts, or do it as a loaf in a loaf tin. Either way, butter the insides generously. In a large bowl, beat the eggs together, grate in the cheese and stir in the vegetables and quinoa. mix well and then spoon the mixture into the tins. Insert a blob of marmalade into the centre of each one, and spoon a little more mixture on top to cover it. Bake for 25 minutes.

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Ingredients & Info

 75 grams mixed nuts
 75 grams white quinoa
 1 small onion
 1 parsnip
 1 carrot
 1 stick celery
 2 eggs
 75 grams butternut squash
 75 grams cheddar cheese
 a knob of butter
 4 tbsp red onion marmalade
 360 ml water

US Customary/Imperial

Makes 4 individual roasts
Prep time: 20 minutes.
Cooking time: 45 minutes.
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes.