Tasty Italian Themed Nut roast
Nut roasts are healthy and thrifty and don’t take long to make. They are a classic vegetarian staple but are often perceived as a bit boring. This is my Italian nut roast recipe which is excellent with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, steamed veg or salad.
- 250g porridge oats
200g chopped mixed nuts
200g (half a tin) of cannellini or butter beans
1 finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic (optional)
1 medium egg
1tsp yeast extract
100g of your favourite pesto
mozzarella cheese (optional)
Gently fry the finely chopped onion and garlic until soft.
Meanwhile, put the porridge oats into a bowl and cover with 1/2 pint of boiling water – leave to absorb water for 10 minutes. Then stir – you should quickly get a thick porridge – add a little extra boiling water if too dry and difficult to stir.
Stir yeast extract and then egg into porridge mixture.
Mash beans with a fork and add to porridge mixture with chopped nuts and onions. Finally stir in pesto sauce and cubed mozzarella.
Turn the thick mixture into a well greased oven proof dish and bake in the middle of your oven at Gas mark 6 for 50 minutes. Allow to stand for at least 20 minutes before carving – nut roast gets firmer as it cools.
All the taste of Italy – enjoy
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