Looking for the perfect starter for Christmas lunch? What about some great quick and easy dinners? Look no further than the humble vegan ‘sausage’ roll.
You will delight young and old alike with this really simple protein filled recipe.
What you need:
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 1 red onion
- 2-3 cloves of garlic (or however much you can handle)
- 2 carrots
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 leek
- 4-5 cabbage leaves (shredded)
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 ready to roll sheet of Just-Roll puff pastry (or any other vegan friendly ready made pastry if you are not currently living in the UK)
- 2 tablespoons of plant milk (I used almond milk) for brushing the pastry when it is done
How to make them:
- Put the rinsed chickpeas, red onion, garlic, carrots, cumin and chilli powder into a blender. Blend until just about firm – you should still be able to see little bits of chickpea.
- While you are blending the chikcpea mix, put the chopped leek and shredded cabbage leaves into a pan with some soy sauce and a little bit of oil. Sauté these until the leeks become translucent and start to break apart a little bit.
- Turn off the heat and scoop in the chickpea mix, stirring it into the leeks and cabbage.
- Let the mix cool for a while – you don’t want it to melt through the pastry.
- Roll out the pastry and decide on portion sizing. The mix should come together quite easily in your hands to make into ‘sausage’ rolls. The mix will make approximately 4 large portions or 12 mini portions – both can easily be made in advance and frozen for future use.
Smaller sausage rolls work great as a starter, you can keep them in the freezer until you need to use them. They’ll be a massive hit and guarantee people will be asking for the recipe!
Likewise, the beauty of these bad boys is that they are there to be served with some quick mashed potato (such as Alan’s famous mustard mash potato) and some steamed veggies for a quick – i got home from work really late – dinner.
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