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Red Lentil Loaf

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"Ultimate vegan red lentil loaf with tangy cranberry glaze. This is a wonderful holiday dish, it looks beautiful and tastes gorgeously delicious! I am sure your guests will love this healthy and yummy dish."

Ingredients Serves 4

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 onion (optional)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2.5 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1-2 oranges
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp agave/maple syrup


  1. Peel and cut one onion into cubes. Dice 2 celery stalks. Peel and shred 2 medium carrots.

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  2. In a heavy-bottom pan heat up 2 tbsp vegetable oil, saute diced onion and celery for 3-4 minutes, stiring occasionally.

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  3. Add shredded carrots, 1/2 tsp dried sage and 1 tsp dried thyme, stir well.

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  4. Next, add 1 cup of rinsed red lentils, pour in 2.5 cups water.

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  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes stiring from time to time. Towards the end add 1.5 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Remove from heat when all the liquid evaporates.
    Taste and add more salt, pepper and herbs as needed.

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  6. Add in 2.5 cups rolled oats, mix well.

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  7. While the lentils are cooking, prepare cranberry sauce. In a small pan combine 2 cups of cranberries, 1/2 cups of squeezed orange juice, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon of agave syrup. Cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes until it gets thick.

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  8. Place the lentil-oat mixture into a loaf pan. Press down firmly filling in along the edges too.

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  9. Spread cranberry sauce over the loaf top. Place the pan into preheated to 350 F/180 C oven.

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  10. Bake for 30 minutes. Let it cool for 20 minutes before removing fom the pan.

    Serve with fresh or stewed vegetables or mashed potato.

    Red Lentil Loaf

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 20 January 2015

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Diet type: vegan
Category: main course
Difficulty: medium
You will also need: Loaf pan

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