How to cook a vegan roast dinner. There’s nothing like a good roast dinner.
If you’re vegan, there are lots of creative ways to capture the essence of the perfect roast while still avoiding animal-based products.
This chickpea roast loaf from the Free From Fairy transforms the traditional roast dinner into a mouth-watering, vegan alternative.
Vegan Chickpea Roast – a great alternative to meat or a nut roast.
How To Cook A Chickpea Roast Loaf:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 stick of celery, finely chopped
- 80g carrot, peeled and grated
- 150g courgette, grated
- 1 tbsp tahini
- Zest of half a lemon and juice of a whole lemon
- Dash of tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tsp mixed herbs, finely chopped
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1 can cannellini beans
- Black pepper to taste
How To Cook:
1) Line a small loaf tin measuring approx. 17cm x 7cm with greaseproof paper. Pre-heat the oven to 200 o C (180 o C fan, gas mark 6).
2) Place the vegetables into a large saucepan along with the oil. Stir and then place on the lid. Leave them to sweat over low heat until softened, stirring occasionally. This will take around 15 minutes.
3) Add the tahini, your choice of tamari or soy sauce, lemon zest and juice and mixed herbs, and stir well to combine.
4) Place the beans and chickpeas into a food processor and blend until fairly smooth. If you do not have a food processor, mash the beans and chickpeas with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
5) Add the bean mixture to the vegetable mixture, stir to combine and season with black pepper to taste (you should not need salt because of the tamari/soy sauce).
6) Scrape the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and smooth the top. Bake in the pre-heated oven for around 45 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.
- Serve with fluffy roast potatoes and blanched carrots, broccoli and green beans.
Recipe courtesy of Currys PC World / Free From Fairy: Tech Talk Currys.
Fancy making this chickpea roast loaf?