Vegan Lentil Loaf With Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Lentil Loaf With Mushroom Gravy

This vegan lentil loaf with mushroom gravy, definitely a keeper! This recipe is so quick and delicious, I want to make it again and again. 🙂

I originally made this for my friend Fatima who came over for dinner (who also happens to be on the anti-inflammatory diet, yay for anti-inflammatory friends!).

Note: if you are using a pressure cooker to cook the dry lentils, be careful! (I have a pressure cooker which I use to cook most of my dry beans, along with anything else that can be made in a pressure cooker) Unlike a regular pot that you can keep an eye on as your stuff cooks, pressure cookers cook super fast. Err on the side of caution and keep checking the lentils frequently. Overcooking them by even a couple of minutes can make them too soft to work in a lentil loaf. I know this by many mistakes. 🙂

I served the this vegan lentil loaf with mushroom gravy with a side of steamed kale

Vegan Lentil Loaf With Mushroom Gravy
Vegan Lentil Loaf With Mushroom Gravy |
Serves 4-5

Ingredients for Vegan Lentil Loaf With Mushroom Gravy

Lentil Loaf
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 3 cups cooked lentils
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice (or a brown rice and wild rice combination)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dry gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon
  • 2 tablespoons ground chia + 6 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • salt & pepper to taste
Mushroom Gravy
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup rice flour (or any other gluten free flour you have handy)
  • 4 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 tbsp braggs amino or soy sauce
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 6-8 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp pepper sage
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions for Vegan Lentil Loaf With Mushroom Gravy

Lentil Loaf
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Chop onion and celery finely, and crush the garlic clove.
  3. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat and saute the onion, garlic and celery until the onion is translucent
  4. Add the sage and cumin.
  5. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  6. Oil loaf pan and fill the with the mixture.
  7. Press down and cover with foil paper.
  8. Bake 30 minutes covered, 10 minutes uncovered. Let stand for another 30-40 minutes before cutting and serving (I found that it took a while for loaf to settle and get hard enough).
Mushroom Gravy
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add garlic and onions and saute until the onions get translucent.
  • Add all the ingredients except for the spices and stir continuously until you a thick sauce is formed (you’ll have to stir very quickly to ensure there are no lumps)
  • Add spices and continue to stir
  • Add more gluten free flour to adjust the thickness
  • Adjust the spices to taste
  • Serve and enjoy




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