Contrary to their name, nut roasts aren’t just a tray of roasted walnuts, almonds and pistachios. While these are used to add texture and a subtle delicious taste, nut roasts are also made up of vegetables, grains, oils and seasoning. Full of protein and nutritious vitamins, all the ingredients are mixed together and cooked for no more than an hour in the oven in a loaf tin. Some even come with their own savoury sauce or you can choose to drizzle it in some tasty gravy instead.
For a more traditional nut roast with a classic country taste, the Artisan Country Vegetable & Cashew version makes a tasty centrepiece. Combining peanuts and cashews with breadcrumbs and a whole host of country veg, it’s a nice traditional option that will compliment roast potatoes, honeyed carrots and some Brussel sprouts. If you’d prefer a taste of the exotic, try the Artisan Mediterranean Sundried Tomato Nut Roast instead.
How can you make your own?
If you’d rather have a go at creating your own nut roast, there are plenty of recipes out there to try. Here’s a mouth-watering recipe for a nut roast that uses aubergine and mushrooms as its core ingredients: