Friday, January 14, 2011

Savory Walnut Loaf

This is an easy and inexpensive  plant-based walnut loaf that you and your family will love.   I use to make a similar loaf when I was in college, but have made some changes that I really like. I hope you will give it a try:) Make brown rice ahead of time and use for several meals. Also put your red potato in the oven for baking about 20 minutes before your Walnut Loaf so they will both be done at the same time. This recipe calls for 1/2 cup Green Chili Polenta.  I have included a link so you will know what to look for when you go shopping.  You can use the left over Polenta with another roll of Polenta and make my Green Chili Polenta with Red Sauce and cucumber slaw for another meal. My husband and son loved this dish.

Savory Walnut Loaf
 Serves 4

1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cups yellow onions, chopped (about 1 large)
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
1 cup walnuts, coarsley ground
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 1/4 cups cooked brown rice (1/2 cup uncooked)
1 tsp. sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. tomato sauce
salt & pepper to taste
2-4 Tbsp. ketchup (for top of loaf)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute onions and parsley in olive oil until translucent

 Mix remaining ingredients into the onions.  Make sure to mix the polenta well and then salt & pepper the dish to taste.  Pack down into loaf pan and spread ketchup on top as desired.
Bake for 50 minutes.
 Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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9 comments:

  1. This looks so awesome. I have to try this!

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  2. I think this may be the best looking
    "fake meat" loaf in the world...lol
    I have to try this!
    Viv~

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  3. This looks so so good! I have to make it! It looks like it holds well and I love the addition of polenta to the dish! And the use of leftover polentaa to rollover to a whole new meal! Great idea!!

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  4. The pristine oven totally steals the spotlight from the loaf.

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  5. That looks incredible. Do you think it would hold together as a burger?

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  6. Joanne, this is a soft loaf so it would need a better binder than the polenta to hold together for a burger. I tried to leave it simple & gluten free with just enough ability to hold together. The flavors of this loaf are so delicious! I will work on the same recipe and make it so it would work in a burger. Great idea!

    Thank you Shen, Morgan, Viv, Healthy Girls Kitchen & Joanne for checking in and taking the time to leave me comments:)

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  7. Hi Debbie!!

    wow! looks so good, YUMMY!! sorry long days i could not comment to you and post my blog.(but i posted a few a while time ago)
    Recently im doing well then I start over facebook. Anyways, I really love your healthy foods so much ;)

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  8. I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! I am really enjoying your healthy recipes and information.

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  9. This looks so good...I'm making it tonight. Can't wait! Thanks for all the great recipes.

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