Red Lentil Nut Roast Bites

Cooking method:

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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Red Lentil Nut Roast Bites

These little Nut Roast Bites made with red lentils, cashews, almonds, leeks, mushrooms & herbs are so delicious and great for the festive period. The fact they’re bite-sized means they’re just perfect for storing as leftovers, they’ll work well on Boxing Day and there’s no mess when trying to cut into them (like a traditional nut roast!).


  • 100g red lentils
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 leek
  • 6 chestnut mushrooms
  • 80g cashews
  • 40g almonds
  • 1 slice of brown bread (I used gluten free)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped sage
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

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  • Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.

  • Step 2

    Mix the flaxseed with 6 tbsp water and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Rinse the lentils then add to a saucepan with 150ml water. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook for around 8 minutes, or until the lentils have absorbed the water. Put to one side.

  • Step 4

    Finely chop the leek, carrots and mushrooms.

  • Step 5

    Add the olive oil to a frying pan over a medium heat and allow to warm. Then add in the chopped vegetables as well as the dried herbs and crushed garlic cloves. Cook for around 4 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.

  • Step 6

    Add the tomato puree, paprika, sage, rosemary, salt & pepper to the pan. Stir well and cook for a further couple of minutes.

  • Step 7

    Transfer the vegetables to a mixing bowl.

  • Step 8

    Add the cashews and almonds to a food processor and pulse until broken down into small pieces, but not so fine they form a flour. Add these to the mixing bowl along with the cooked lentils and thickened flaxseed mixture.

  • Step 9

    Add the slice of bread to a food processor and pulse until bread crumbs form. Add these to the mixing bowl then stir everything together well.

  • Step 10

    Grease a muffin tray or use a silicone one which will make it easier to remove the nut roast bites. Then spoon the mixture into the muffin holes, packing in tightly.

  • Step 11

    Place in the oven to cook for around 15-20 minutes.

  • Step 12

    Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the muffin tray and serving!