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Lentil Cashew Loaf [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This hearty lentil cashew loaf is as tasty as it is simple – and it's really simple. The lentils and cashews make a dense moist loaf while the sundried tomatoes accent the flavor perfectly. The loaf is finished with a savory glaze that puts this dish over the top.

Lentil Cashew Loaf [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


For the Loaf:

  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 15-ounce can brown lentils, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (gluten-free, if necessary)

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


For the Loaf:

  1. Fry the onion and garlic in some oil for around 5 minutes and set them aside.
  2. Blend the cashew in a food processor until it’s fine.
  3. Add the onion and garlic, along with the brown lentils, kidney beans, sage, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. Blend the mixture until well.
  5. Transfer mixture into a mixing bowl and add the grated carrots and breadcrumbs. Mix everything up with your hands.
  6. Add this mixture to a loaf tin and bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 355°F.

To Make the Glaze:

  1. Mix all of the glaze ingredients together in a small saucepan and bring them to a boil.
  2. Simmer them for a few minutes and then pour over the loaf after it’s cooked for 30 minutes.
  3. Cook the loaf for a further 30 minutes with the glaze on top
  4. Let the loaf cool down for about 30 minutes before taking it out of the loaf tin.





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Erin Bedenbaugh
1 Years Ago

My boyfriend as I absolutely loved this loaf, it didn't come out dry for us at all. Most vegan loaf recipes are really complicated, this was simple and delicious. I was all out of sage too and just doubled the rosemary, I'll make this again for sure-with the sage next time.

elizabeth joseph
1 Years Ago

I followed the recipe to the letter; it seems it was missing something; my loaf was good but on the dry side. Maybe add a little broth to the breadcrumbs and a flax egg?

1 Years Ago

I love your mails. In fact, they are my favorites.
I love animals, and nature.
And I love your vegan recipies.
But I "hate cans", that is polluting the planet...
Like in this recipy, why not say, for the ingrédients, how much in CUP, or ONCES, it takes instead of CANS ? This way, I could use vrac beans and lentils, instead of CANS !
I think it would be much BETTER FOR THE PLANET !
Thank you for answering,


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