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Butternut Squash & Lentil Wellington

Butternut Squash & Lentil Wellington

Packed with warming winter squash and organic lentils, this wellington makes a great alternative centrepiece at Christmas, or a fantastic Sunday lunch recipe.

Wrapped in buttery sheets of puff pastry, this vegan recipe comes from the team at Mr. Organic

mr organic's festive wellngton

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled & cubed
  • 1 yellow onion, finely sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Mr Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tin Mr Organic Organic Lentils, drained
  • A handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 8 dried apricots, finely chopped
  • A handful of dried cranberries
  • 2 rolls puff pastry sheets
  • A splash of almond milk (to brush)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Method:

Add the butternut squash and onion to an oven proof dish alongside the olive oil and a little salt and pepper and roast in the oven at 190C for about 20 minutes. Add the pine nuts and pumpkin seeds to the oven for the last 3 minutes of the roasting process.

Combine all ingredients for the filling in a large bowl, add in the squash and onions and set aside to cool down completely (important!)

Unroll a puff pastry sheet and place your filling onto the sheet in log shape. Place the second, unrolled pastry sheet on the top and gently press it onto the filling. Take a pizza cutter or a knife to carefully cut out your Wellington, leaving about 1-2 cm on the outer edges. Use a fork or your fingers to pinch the edges together. With the leftover pastry, create any decorations for the top of your Wellington. 

Brush the log with a little almond milk, then place in the oven at 180C for 20-25 minutes or until your pastry is golden.

Remove from the oven, slice and serve with vegan gravy, roast potatoes & co.