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Lentil Nut Loaf


WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 3 cups cooked lentils (about 1 pound after cooking)

  • 1 16-oz bag of frozen carrots or mixed veggies, defrosted and drained (about 3 cups)

  • 2 cups chopped red onion

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled

  • 2 cups raw walnuts (sunflower seeds or nut of choice can be used)

  • 2 cups uncooked rolled oats

  • 2 tablespoons non-vinegar tomato paste (or sun-dried tomato powder)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable bullion

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken style seasoning (optional)

SPECIAL SAUCE

  • 1 cup organic non-vinegar ketchup

  • 2 teaspoon honey (sweetener of choice)

  • 1 rounded teaspoon garlic salt

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° F.

  1. Put lentils, defrosted veggies, onion, garlic, parsley, walnuts, and 1 cup of oats into a food processor. Pulse until well combined and continue until everything becomes almost paste-like. Scrape the mixture into a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the remaining 1 cup oats, tomato paste, and seasoning in with the lentil mixture. Stir to mix well. Scrape the mixture into a standard loaf pan and set aside.

  3. For the sauce, simply combine ketchup with sweetener of choice and garlic salt in a small mixing bowl until well combined. Spread at least half of the sauce onto the lentil loaf evenly (you will have extra for serving). Bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and wait at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve with mashed potatoes or your favorite veggies!





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