Optional: one tablespoon tomato puree (the higher quality the better)
Optional: a splash of soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
This makes 6-8 portions.
Begin by chopping the vegetables, then frying them in the butter for about ten minutes. Then stir in the flour, and add marmite and vinegar, as well as the tomato puree if you are using this. Be aware that the tomato version does come out quite tomatoey. Although delicious it is some distance from the traditional meat gravy flavour!
Make the stock separately as per the instructions on the jar or tub.
Next, pour the liquid stock over the vegetables. Simmer everything together until the mixture thickens.
Finally taste test, and add salt and pepper to taste. A splash of soy sauce helps here too. Be careful not to use too much, as this can overpower the subtle flavours you’ve created.
Now you can enjoy your vegetable gravy with your dinner!
Many of our cooking sauces and pastes at Holland & Barrett are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Our cooking sauces come in a variety of flavours and are suitable with a variety of different meals from different countries and cultures. So whether it is pasta sauce or pesto you're looking for, we're sure we'll have the best cooking paste to enhance your meal.