Lentil Loaf

lentii loaf

Lentii Loaf

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Lentil loaf is a vegan dish that is packed with protein and fiber. This hearty loaf tastes great with mashed potatoes, gravy, or just on its own!
Servings: 4
Calories: 487
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 8 oz red lentils
  • 1 pint boiling water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 oz fresh brown breadcrumbs
  • 4 oz Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • halved hazelnuts to garnish


  • Line a 1 kg (2 lb) loaf tin with greaseproof paper, grease well.
  • Cook the lentils in the boiling water for about 30 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed and the lentils are mushy, stir frequently towards the end of the cooking time.
  • Cook the onion and garlic in the oil until soft. Mix with the lentils and remaining ingredients and season to taste. Pack the lentil mixture into the prepared tin, cover with a sheet of greaseproof paper and bake in a moderate oven for 1 hour. Serve garnished with hazelnuts.


Cook's Tip
Instead of lentils, try chick peas, haricot beans or butter beans.
Calories: 487 kcal
Carbohydrates: 58 g
Protein: 27 g
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 71 mg
Sodium: 410 mg
Potassium: 693 mg
Fiber: 19 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 455 IU
Vitamin C: 6 mg
Calcium: 311 mg
Iron: 6 mg
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