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Top down shot of the lentil loaf topped with sriracha ketchup sliced for serving.

Easy Vegan Lentil Loaf

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This vegan lentil loaf is easy and loaded with a little bit of Latin flavor. Firm, tender and the right moisture. Perfect for Thanksgiving!


Ingredients

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Lentil Loaf

  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1 medium carrot (diced)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sazon
  • 1/2 tsp adobo
  • 3 tbsp lite soy sauce

Sriracha Ketchup

  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp sriracha

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350F.
  2. Combine ground flaxseeds and water in a small bowl and set aside to gel.
  3. In a sauce pan over medium heat, add onion, celery and carrots.
  4. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and sauté until vegetables are softened.
  5. Add in garlic and bell pepper and sauté until garlic is fragrant.
  6. Stir in tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes then remove mixture from heat.
  7. In your food processor, add in lentils, oats, walnuts, sautéed vegetables, and flax mixture.
  8. Then add in thyme, smoked paprika, sazon, adobo and soy sauce.
  9. Mix on low until the mixture becomes more uniform and sticks together.
  10. Once processed, spread mixture out into a parchment lined loaf pan and smooth out.
  11. Brush 1/2 of the sriracha ketchup mixture on top of the loaf and place pan into the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and layer on the remainder of the sriracha ketchup. Allow to cool for a few minutes and carefully lift loaf out of the pan and onto a cutting board.
  13. Carefully cut slices and serve as desired.

Notes

  • To make gluten free please use gluten free rolled oats 
  • To make nut free, use seeds like pepitas or sunflower seed in place of walnuts

Keywords: lentil loaf, lentils, thanksgiving