Christmas Nut Roast


Vegan Christmas nut roast

Are you looking for a meat-free alternative to Christmas Day? Well we have been busy in the Pulsin’ Kitchen creating a solution for you, with our vegan Christmas Nut Roast! This can be used as a main or a side dish and is full of three types of nuts, ensuring you have plenty of protein to get you through the festivities.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 90 minutes
Serves: 4


  1. 50g quinoa flakes
  2. 100g oat flakes
  3. 50g oatmeal
  4. 1 sprig of rosemary
  5. 6 sage leaves
  6. 1 bag (200-250g) spinach, washed
  7. 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  8. 2 tsp salt
  9. Black pepper
  10. Half tsp chilli sauce (optional)
  11. 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  12. 6 dessertspoon olive oil
  13. 1 dessertspoon rice syrup
  14. Nuts – Coarse Ground:
  15. 100g cashew nuts
  16. 100g walnuts
  17. 100g brazil nuts


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
  • Grind the nuts to a coarse texture in a pestle and mortar
  • Mix together the quinoa flakes, oat flakes, oatmeal and nuts into a bowl
  • Bash up the salt, garlic, rosemary & sage leaves in a pestle & mortar to make a rough paste and add to the mixing bowl, mix well
  • Finely chop the spinach and mix into the bowl
  • Add the tomatoes (and chilli sauce if using), season with black pepper and mix well
  • Add the olive oil and rice syrup and mix in well
  • Line a loaf tin with grease-proof paper and spoon in the mixture, pressing down firmly as you go
  • Cook for approximately an 60-90 minutes (depending on your oven), until golden brown on top and cooked all the way through

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