- 1 tsp oil
- 1/2 medium onion chopped (see step 1)
- 5 cloves of garlic chopped
- 3/4 cup walnuts chopped
- 6 to 8 oz mushrooms chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/4 cup peas
- 3/4 to 1 tsp sage
- 1/2 tsp each thyme, oregano
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1.5 cups cooked lentils (I use brown lentils)
- 3/4 tsp salt or to taste divided
- 1 chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water. Let it sit until thickened)
- 1 or 2 vegan puff pastry sheets
Prep the veggies. I use a small chopper processor to chop up the onion and garlic and set aside, then pulse walnuts in the same processor until coarsely chopped, then pulse mushrooms. Defrost the puff pastry sheets if you havent already
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and a good pinch of salt and cook until golden.
Add walnuts and cook for 2-3 minutes to roast. Add mushrooms and carrots and a good pinch of salt. cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add peas, spices and herbs, and cook for a minute.
Add the salt, lentils and mix in. Let the lentils heat through. Mash some of the lentils. Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Add more herbs like sage or poultry seasoning. Add a tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce or bbq sauce or a tsp stone ground mustard for flavor variation.
Add the chia egg and mix in. Add a few tbsp breadcrumbs if the mixture is too moist. (This mixture can be stored refrigerated for upto 4 days. )
Shape into well pressed 1 or 2 logs depending on the pastry sheet design pattern you are using and thickness preferred. Cut the pastry sheet as desired and seal. Brush oil or non dairy milk. (These unbaked loafs can be stored refrigerated for 2 days).
Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes or until golden. Brush nondairy milk on the baked wellington, lightly cover and let sit to cool. (You can also refrigerate the wellington after cooling to store. Reheat in the oven for 5-10 minutes.)
Cool for 15 minutes then slice with a sharp knife. Or refrigerate for 10 mins, then slice. Serve with gravy or other toppings.
To make it gluten-free, use gf pastry or pie crust or make a loaf. Press the lentil walnut mushroom mixture into a loaf pan. Add a glaze of bbq sauce, over and bake for 20 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 15.
To make it nut-free: Use a mix of oats and toasted sunflower seeds that have been coarsely crushed. or roasted chestnuts.