Vegetarian cooks are often challenged when it comes to serving their most voracious carnivorous friends. I can assure you this loaf will go over well and your diners won't miss the meat, even though combined are lentils, quinoa and toasted cashews along with some spice, and no animals. My husband never eats meat at home as I can't stand the smell and will not tarnish my cookware with dead carcass. He was most delighted as this dish reminded him of meatloaf. Indeed, he declared that he liked this vegetarian version better than the traditional ones. Serve with a dollop of salsa, sour cream or ketchup.
Alongside a vegetable soup and a biscuit or two, and a leafy green salad, you and your carnivorous friends are in for a most satisfying meal.
If you want a gluten-free loaf, add more quinoa instead of the oats.
|Spicy Lentil Quinoa Nut Loaf|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on February 20, 2011
Hearty, nourishing and delicious spicy vegetarian "meatloaf" made with lentils, quinoa, mushrooms and cashews
If you like this recipe, you will also be sure to enjoy:
Mushroom Nut Roast in Puff Pastry
Do also check out Johanna's vegetarian nut roast roundup for more creative ideas that are sure to tempt your palate.
On the top of the reading stack: Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey by Najmieh Batmanglij
Audio Accompaniment: Cho Oyu 8201m by Geir Jenssen