Kale and quinoa nut roast en croute

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Kale and quinoa nut roast en croute Easy Food

Serves 4-6


Knob of butter
100g kale, stalks removed, leaves chopped
30g quinoa
½ tbsp olive oil
½ onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
100g cooked chestnuts
½ tsp salt
40g cashew nuts, roughly chopped
30g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
40g vegetarian Cheddar, grated
2 eggs
1 x 320g sheet of puff pastry


  1. Heat a knob of butter in a large pot over a medium-high heat. Add the kale with a teaspoon of water and steam for five minutes until tender. Drain well and chop finely.
  2. Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside to cool.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Cook the onion for 5-6 minutes until soft.
  4. Add the celery and carrot and cook for five minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, then remove the mixture from the heat and set aside.
  6. Place the chestnuts into a large bowl and crush roughly with a potato masher. Add the kale, quinoa, onion mixture, salt, cashews, hazelnuts, rosemary, thyme and Cheddar. Add one egg and mix to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle about ¼cm thick.
  8. Place the nut roast mixture widthways in the centre of the sheet of pastry. Cut strips in the pastry at 2cm intervals, running from the edge of the filling to the pastry edges. Fold the two ends of the pastry rectangles up over the filling, then bring the strips of pastry over the top in alternating, overlapping layers. Transfer to a baking tray.
  9. Beat the remaining egg with one tablespoon of water and brush over the top. Roast for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Per Serving 440kcals, 26.9g fat (6.2g saturated), 40.4g carbs, 2.1g sugars, 11.9g protein, 3.5g fibre, 0.483g sodium