“Meatless Monday: Try this Delicious Plant-Based Lentil Loaf Recipe – A Vegan Twist on Classic Meatloaf”




Meatloaf but make it…vegan? (Plant-based Lentil Loaf)

Meatloaf is a classic American dish that is popular worldwide. It is a savory dish that is often made with ground beef, breadcrumbs, and spices. But what if you are looking for a vegan alternative to this classic dish? Look no further than a plant-based lentil loaf. This dish is not only vegan, but it’s also healthier and easier to digest than traditional meatloaf.

Ingredients:

– 1 cup green or brown lentils, rinsed and drained
– 1 loaf of vegan bread, cut into small cubes
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– 2 tablespoons tomato paste
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
– 1 tablespoon dried oregano
– 1 tablespoon dried basil
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– Salt and pepper to taste
– ½ cup vegetable broth
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
– 6 tablespoons water

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

2. Cook lentils in boiling salted water for about 20 minutes, or until soft but not mushy.

3. In a food processor, pulse the bread until it becomes coarse crumbs.

4. In a frying pan, add olive oil and onion. Cook until translucent.

5. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked lentils, bread crumbs, onion, tomato paste, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and vegetable broth.

6. Mix well to combine.

7. In a separate bowl, mix flaxseed meal and water, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

8. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray or lightly coat with olive oil.

9. Add the lentil mixture to the loaf pan.

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10. Spread the flaxseed mixture on top of the loaf.

11. Bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes, or until the lentil loaf is cooked and crispy.

12. Take out and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

This vegan lentil loaf is a great alternative to traditional meatloaf. It can be served with mashed potatoes or a salad.

Summary:

– Vegan lentil loaf is a healthier and plant-based alternative to traditional meatloaf.
– It’s made with green or brown lentils, vegan bread, onion, tomato paste, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and vegetable broth.
– Mix all the ingredients together and bake it for 45-60 minutes.
– Serve it with mashed potatoes or a salad.



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