I searched and searched the internet looking for a lentil loaf recipe that looked tasty but easy. I went out on a limb one day and just decided to make my own. I now make it weekly to take in my lunch.
It’s not a vegan friendly recipe by any means… but it works for me.
Start by preheating the oven to 350F and boiling 2 cups of water
Add 1 cup of lentils. Today I used red… but in all honesty, I prefer green. I find red becomes more mushy once cooked.
Truth be told… I was also using up a bit of green lentils today too.
Throw it in the boiling water. Let cook, uncovered and on low temperature for 25min (or so)
In a separate bowl combine:
- 1c quick oats
- 1/2c salsa (I use Penny’s Pico De Gallo of course!)
- 1 egg
- 3/4c shredded light cheese (I use old cheddar)
- 1/2c nutritional yeast (this is what makes it extra cheesy!)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- basil, oregano and black pepper to taste
Mix it all up
Once the lentils are cooked, mash them up and add them to this mixture.
Put it all in a greased loaf pan.
Add ketchup on top (for fun) if you want… if you love ketchup like I do (I use the PC blue menu ketchup actually).
Bake, uncovered, at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes.
I entered all of the ingredients in to My Fitness Pal and 1/8 of the loaf is 125 calories, 3g of fat, 8g of protein, 3g of fibre and 18g of carbs.