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.
- 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
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 gravy, roast potatoes, and all the trimmings!