Lemon and Sage Chickpea Loaf with Dee’s Traditional Sausages – Vegan Christmas Main Course

18 Dec

Fresh and zesty, this satisfying vegan loaf is packed with flavour. Featuring a layer of parsnips on the bottom and Dee’s Sausages and chestnuts in the middle, it’s a great addition to your festive menu.

You will need:
250g of chickpeas
2 parsnips, peeled
1 onion, diced
15g sage, chopped
2 lemons, zest & juice
200ml stock
3 cloves of garlic, diced
Salt pepper
1 pack of Dee’s Sausages
1 x 150g cooked chestnuts

Soak your chickpeas in water overnight or for 24 hours.

In a frying pan, cook the onion and garlic for 3-5 minutes until soft and allow to cool.

Drain the chickpeas, then using a food processor or hand blender, blitz the chickpeas into a paste.

Add in the onion, garlic, chopped sage, lemon juice and zest and some stock bit by bit. It shouldn’t be runny, but have the consistency of a cake batter. Add in more stock if needed.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Peel and slice the parsnips and cook in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until they become a little soft. Allow to cool and pat dry.

Next it’s time to layer the loaf. Use the following order –

Parsnips on the bottom, followed by half of the chickpea mix, then Dee’s sausages, chestnuts and the rest of the chickpea mix. (See picture)

Cook in a 170c oven for 20-25 minutes until brown on top. Be careful because chickpeas can dry out easily.

Serve with the stuffing balls and maple roasted veggies.

Enjoy, Eoin.

Top Tips:
Don’t be afraid to change the flavours. Think of combinations like –
Rosemary and leek.
Thyme and lemons.
Dill and parsley.
Chilli and coriander.
Smoked paprika and roasted pepper.











3 Responses to “Lemon and Sage Chickpea Loaf with Dee’s Traditional Sausages – Vegan Christmas Main Course”

  1. Good Food Everyday December 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    How lovely 🙂

  2. Poppy January 4, 2015 at 3:20 am #

    Darn it I wish I’d seen this prior to christmas!!


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