Sunday, 28 April 2013

the ideal nut roast

On multiple occasions when I have told a meat eater I had/ I'm having nut roast for my Sunday dinner they have laughed. I've never understood this but I guess it's because it's the complete opposite end of the scale for them.

In the past I have looked on the internet for various nut roast recipes but there isn't a huge selection and there's been nothing that's particularly grabbed my attention. Similarly, supermarkets are the worst. They have nothing. Which is why, everybody, cooking your meals from scratch is always the best option. The recipe for the one I'm sharing began with a version by Pearl Lowe (AKA Daisy Lowe's mum) which my mum and I used for the base of our's and have since been continuously modifying it to make it all the more delicious.

If your bikini diet is underway and you need a healthier/less fattening alternative to a meaty dinner or you're veggie, this is packed with flavour and goodness that will completely satisfy your tummy. (Best served with roasted potatoes, honey-roasted vegetables, spinach or kale, and Yorkshire pudding)

You will need...
  • 4oz mixed chopped nuts
  • 3oz chopped dried apricots and dates
  • 1oz wholemeal bread crumbs
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder (vegetable stock)
  • 1 teaspoon Marmite
  • mixed dried herbs to taste (rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley)
  • black pepper
  • mixed seeds (sesame/ poppy, pumpkin and sunflower)

What to do...
  • Put the nuts, dried fruit and breadcrumbs in a large bowl (These can be previously mixed together in a blender)
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and lightly brown the onion then add to the mixture in the bowl and stir in the herbs and pepper
  • Dissolve the vegetable stock and Marmite in 1/4 pint of boiling water then pour into the bowl with your ingredients and mix together thoroughly
  • Lightly grease an ovenproof baking dish and place the nut roast mixture evenly in the dish
  • Sprinkle assorted seeds on top and then bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes
  • Dish up and enjoy :-)


  1. nice recipe :) I'm vegan, but I've still never had a nut roast! lol xoxo

  2. This looks so healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe:)

  3. This looks great, I would totally like it. I eat fish and chicken but no forms of red meat so I always looking for new things to try.

  4. Just the recipe I need to start a healthier diet. Thanks for sharing Francesca! <3


  5. I've never tried nutroast before but that looks lovely!

    Corinne x

  6. looks delicious! :)

  7. This recipe looks awesome! Nut roast is basically my fave thing ever; my boyf is a vegetarian, though I'm not, so I'm selfish and make him let me have nutroast AND turkey at Christmas :D

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  9. I'm a vegetarian and I do love a good nut roast but the ready made ones don't always taste that great, I'll be saving this to hopefully give it a go - looks delicious!
    Hayley-Eszti xx

  10. Whoaa.. Looks yummy.. I feel so hungry right now !
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  11. wow this looks so yummy

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  13. I am so trying hard to be a vegetarian and/or vegan!! This looks so good that it could be such a perfect meat alternative! Must must try it!!

    Lauren at adorn la femme


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