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Vegetarian Roast

Packed full of vegetables and a great vegetarian 'roast' alternative

60 mins
13 ingredients
$2.50 / person
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Vegetarian Roast


Serves = 6

  • 2 tbsn extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small brown onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 large portobello mushrooms or 6 button mushrooms
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 400g tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400g tin lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1tbs tamari or soy sauce (salt reduced)
  • 2 tbsn dried mix herbs
  • 140g rolled oats
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 whole broccoli

It’s this easy

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 C degrees and line a large loaf tin with baking paper
  • Heat 1 tbsn oil in a large pot, sautee the onion and garlic for 2 minutes, then add mushrooms and carrot to cook until softened
  • Add the kidney beans, lentils, tamari sauce, herbs, and rolled oats to the pot, and mash these all together. Add water if too dry, or add more oats if too wet
  • Transfer the mixture to the loaf tin and bake for 40-45 minutes
  • Once the loaf is in the oven, chop the potatoes into quarters, assemble on a baking tray and drizzle with oil
  • Add the potatoes to the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes
  • 5 minutes before the potatoes and loaf are ready, chop the broccoli into florets and steam the broccoli with the peas in the microwave for 7-8 minutes
  • Slice the loaf and serve with baked potatoes and steamed vegetables


  • Add some ground coriander or cumin for extra spice
  • Add some fresh herbs such as coriander, parsley, thyme or chopped rosemary
  • Experiment with different seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin, poppy or black sesame seeds - sprinkle them on top of the loaf before baking


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (1809kJ)
  • Protein (21.4g)
  • Total fat (10.1g)
  • Saturated fat (1.7g)
  • Carbohydrate (53.1g); Starch (45.9g), Sugars (7.2g), Added sugars (0.7g), Free sugars (0.7g)
  • Dietary fibre (19.6g)
  • Sodium (392mg)
  • Calcium (150mg)
  • Iron (7.5mg)


Contains: Sesame, Soy, FODMAPs.
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