a worthy twist on vegan wellington for #veganuary
we love a hearty vegan recipe and one that has truly captured our attention this winter is the vegan wellington recipe by karissa's vegan kitchen which we found through our friends at livekindly.
we love the rich warmth of this recipe and when making it at home we added some of our dark cocoa cherry bowl to the mix and the result was an increased depth of flavor and a mouthwatering "i want more right now" result with our families.
we hope you give our first recipe of the new year a try and join us as we kick off supporting the 31 day #veganuary challenge. have a happy and healthy 2021 and enjoy!
vegan wellington with a worthy twist:)
- 1 frozen puff pastry sheet
- 1 large carrot – peeled and chopped
- 1 large celery stalk – chopped
- 2 tsp vegan butter or oil – or 1/4 cup veg stock
- 2 heaping tablespoons of worthy dark cocoa cherry
- 2/3 cup dry lentils – green or brown
- 2 cups water
- 2 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce – see notes
- 1.5 tsp vegetable or “no beef” bouillon – see notes
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sage
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- soy sauce or salt to taste
- 2 cups chopped kale – loosely packed
- 1/2 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds – coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp non-dairy milk
set the puff pastry out to thaw.
in a medium-sized pot, saute the carrots and celery in the vegan butter/oil or vegetable stock until tender.
- add two heaping teaspoons of worthy dark cocoa cherry and stir.
add in the lentils, water, bouillon, onion powder, garlic powder, vegan Worcestershire sauce, paprika, sage, thyme, and pepper.
bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the lentils are tender and have absorbed the liquid. add some salt or soy sauce if needed.
turn off the heat, but leave the pot on the burner. stir in the kale and sunflower seeds. cover the pot for about 5 minutes, or until the kale has wilted.
mix in the breadcrumbs. let the lentil mixture cool until just warm, no longer hot.
pre-heat the oven to 400F degrees.
once the puff pastry is thawed and pliable, you can start assembling your vegan wellington.
scoop the lentil mixture in the center third of the puff pastry in the shape of a log. leave an inch of room on the edges. make sure it’s packed tightly.
fold the sides of the puff pastry over the top of the lentil mixture, tightly. there should be about a half an inch of overlap. pinch, seal and tuck the edges. use water to help create a more secure seal.
cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. place the wellington on it, seam-side down.
score the pastry (directions in the post above) and then brush with the non-dairy milk (this will create a golden crust as an egg wash would.)
bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
let cool for about 5 minutes, then use a serrated knife to cut slices.
ENJOY!!!!!!!!! Yum :)
karissa's cooking notes
*karissa recommends this vegetable bouillon or “no beef” bouillon. both have rich, savory flavor perfect for this dish. **worcestershire sauce typically contains anchovies, but there are several vegan brands – Annie’s and the Kroger store brand are a couple. Just check labels. If you cannot find it, substitute with soy sauce or coconut aminos.