Black Quinoa Loaf with Lentils, Sundried Tomatoes and Cashews | © 2015 | | © 2015 |

Black quinoa, green lentils, cashews and sundried tomatoes combined together to make a fabulously delicious and flavourful vegetarian loaf that your whole family will love. Gluten free, hearty, filling, and loaded with protein, fiber and you won't even miss the meat.

Black Quinoa Loaf with Lentils, Sundried Tomatoes and Cashews

adapted from Taste
  • 120 g Black quinoa
  • 80 g French green lentils
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 Long red chilli, finely chopped
  • 150 g Raw cashews, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 120 g Carrot, coarsely grated
  • 70 g Sundried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped, plus extra to decorate
  • 1/2 cup Fresh herbs (parsley, savoury & coriander), finely chopped
  • 2 Large eggs
  • Yoghurt dressing and salad to serve
  1. Grease and line the base and two sides of a 25cm x 11cm loaf tin, allowing the paper to overhang on the two sides.
  2. Place the quinoa in a bowl, cover with cold water and set aside to soak for 15 minutes. Cook lentils in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 15 minutes. Drain the quinoa, then add to lentils and cook for 15 minutes or until the lentils and quinoa are tender. Rinse and drain and set aside. Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, chilli and cashews and cook, stirring for 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and continue to cook for a further 2 minutes, or until the onion is tender.
  4. Place the lentils and quinoa in a large bowl. Add the onion mixture, grated carrot, sundried tomatoes, fresh herbs, eggs and season with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine and press into the loaf tin.
  5. Arrange extra sundried tomatoes and cashews on top and bake for 40-45 minutes, (covering if browning too quickly) or until golden firm. Leave to cool in the tin. Cut into slices and serve with some yoghurt dressing on a bed of salad. | © 2015 | | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


lenia 23/2/15 07:18

this is amazing! So wholesome and yummy! I would love to try it!

jasna varcakovic 23/2/15 08:09

Sounds and looks innovative and delicious; pinned to try!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 23/2/15 09:12

Deliciously healthy! A wonderful recipe.



faithy 23/2/15 09:22

Angie, you are so creative in our baking! Looks interesting and healthy!

faithy 23/2/15 09:22

..sorry..typo.. I meant to say.. you are so creative in your baking. :D

Emma | Fork and Good 23/2/15 10:09

Bet this would taste awesome with that yoghurt dressing and salad. Love the toppings of cashews - needs to be used more in savory cooking in my opinion. Great recipe Angie, another one I can't wait to try.

Medeja- CranberryJam 23/2/15 10:17

So delicious.. I would like some :) very nice vegetarian meal..

Unknown 23/2/15 11:04

It looks sooo delicious. Lovely presentation. Very tempting :)

My Little Space 23/2/15 11:17

Hey Angie dear, wishing you a very Happy Chinese New Year ! ((hugs)) Its been a while since my last visit, has been extremely busy these days. Wish I have more time for myself. Anyway, hope you're doing well. *gong xi gong xi*
Best wishes, Kristy

Alida 23/2/15 11:17

The combination of your ingredients is always so brilliant.You have talent Angie. This is delicious!

Ivy 23/2/15 11:56

Wow Angie, your bread looks amazing and so healthy. You are becoming such an experienced bread baker! I've never found black quinoa in Greece but I will definitely try making bread using regular quinoa in the future.

Tricia Buice 23/2/15 14:10

How cool is this?! I know we wouldn't miss the meat - this looks delicious. I wonder if you could make it with rice instead of quinoa - love the sun dried tomatoes - wonderful!

Beth 23/2/15 14:33

That's a stunning loaf. I'd love to try it!

grace 23/2/15 16:00

while i have put sundried tomato pieces in bread before, it was a long time ago, and cashews and quinoa were definitely no involved. this is an extremely unique loaf, angie, and it looks great! the cross-section is stunning!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 23/2/15 16:06

What an absolutely fabulous combination of flavors. I must try to find some black quinoa.

Asmita 23/2/15 16:10

Your presentation is always so lovely! Love this!

Wok with Ray 23/2/15 17:05

What a beautiful and delicious looking loaf especially seeing the inside with cashew, sun dried tomatoes, and all the other goodies. :)

Monica 23/2/15 17:27

I love all the components of this loaf - cashews give it such a wonderful healthy richness! It looks perfect on top of that bed of greens.

Shashi 23/2/15 17:34

Angie - fantastic job with this loaf! I love the cashews showing though - so healthy and so flavorful and so good for you!

Evelyne CulturEatz 23/2/15 18:17

Just a stunning vegetarian loaf Angie, love the cashews and sun dried tomatoes combo here. I would not miss the meat.

fimere 23/2/15 19:06

un beau cake plein de saveurs j'aime bien
bonne soirée

Kelly 23/2/15 19:25

What a beautiful loaf, Angie! You always come up with the most creative and healthy ingredients! I love all those extra cashews and sun-dried tomatoes you added too!

Sue/the view from great island 23/2/15 19:32

I love this kind of dense, nutty bread...somehow you've managed to make it look downright fresh and springy!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/2/15 19:35

My goodness, your bread sounds delicious. Packed with all of my favorite things it has to be good.

Sue 23/2/15 21:29

It look so earthy and chock full of good stuffs! Would love a slice right now. :)

The Yum List 23/2/15 22:40

This looks just delicious! What a hearty loaf.

Arlette 23/2/15 22:47

wow what a gorgeous healthy bread. If I cannot find black quinoa can I use regular quinoa, I don't I saw black one in the healthy food store.
looks so healthy and satisfying and gluten free. have to try this for a friend.

Cheri Savory Spoon 24/2/15 00:50

This looks really delicious Angie, love your ingredient list.

Gloria Baker 24/2/15 03:36

Look amazing Angie!!
Love how you use the quinoa!!

Angie's Recipes 24/2/15 04:55

@ArletteI am sure the white one will work just fine.

Natalia 24/2/15 08:07

It looks so delicious and I like the ingredients!

Christine Ho 24/2/15 13:26
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Christine Ho 24/2/15 13:28

Very interesting combination of ingredients used, Angie. Sounds very delicious and healthy. The loaf loaded a lot of protein and fiber. Love it.

Barbara 24/2/15 14:37

Looks like a lovely loaf, Angie. The last vegetarian loaf I made was a Martha Stewart recipe and turned out way too dry. Must try this one.

Unknown 24/2/15 15:02

That looks yummy.. especially on a bed of greens!! <3 -

Tessa 24/2/15 15:59

Fantastic recipe Angie!

Hema 24/2/15 17:18

Such a wonderful combination, quinoa, lentils and cashews, yumm..

Unknown 24/2/15 17:31

This looks amazing, what a great way to use quinoa.

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 24/2/15 17:32

This is super INNOVATIVE. Super AWESOME! :)

Geri Saucier 24/2/15 19:33

Wow this loaf has a lot of great ingredients. A fabulous recipe:)

Anonymous 24/2/15 20:27

Beautiful loaf. Only you could come up with this combo to create a healthy and delicious loaf.

Coffee and Crumpets 24/2/15 21:30

Don't know if my last comment went through....
this looks fabulous Angie!! Love the nuts and herbs, so delicious!

Juliana 24/2/15 22:48

This is such a beautiful loaf are indeed very creative...I love the idea of the quinoa and the nuts...yum!
Enjoy your week :)

Unknown 25/2/15 02:43

Your baking abilities are beyond great. You come up with the most delicious combos ever. As I already mentioned before, wish you stayed close by. I get inspired all the time when I visit your space.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 25/2/15 02:45

This looks like a wonderful loaf. Healthy and delicious.

Patty Price 25/2/15 03:37

Love this beautiful wholesome loaf and your bread pan-they both look great in the photos ;)

chow and chatter 25/2/15 05:39

looks great love your blog creative and healthy

Joanne 25/2/15 13:24

This has enough protein to stand on it's own as a meal! Almost like meatloaf, but way more delicious.

Marcela 25/2/15 15:15

WOW! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe with us! Looks delicious! I'll definitely give your recipe a try!

Pam 25/2/15 16:44

Another creative and beautiful Loaf Angie!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 26/2/15 01:14

I have never tried anything like this. I only have to get it past my husband and I am surely going to try. This looks awesome, Angie!

Kitchen Belleicious 26/2/15 04:08

the use of the sundried tomatoes really intrigues me. I bet it tastes so delicious

Easyfoodsmith 26/2/15 04:43

Wow! I would love to have a slice right away.

mjskit 26/2/15 04:48

What an interesting cake with a very unusual ingredients list. Love the picture of the cut pieces with the whole cashews. So many textures and flavors ... this just has to be good!

Betty 26/2/15 06:59

Yum! I bet the crunch of cashews really makes this special. Love it! :)

Gourmet Getaways 26/2/15 09:25

What a creation, Angie! This loaf is totally out of the commercially available breads out there. Love it, as usual!

Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx

Amy (Savory Moments) 26/2/15 12:35

Wow, Angie! I'm always impressed by your creative baking and this is no exception! What a interesting dish and it looks delicious.

kitchen flavours 26/2/15 15:06

This looks wonderful! I have never tried black quinoa before! Healthy and delicious looking loaf!

Sophies Foodie Files 26/2/15 19:26

What a fabulous tasty inviting lentil-black quinoa loaf! It looks freaking tasty too!

I made your lovely beetroot chia cake & loved every bite! s- xxx :)

Sheryl @Mama's Gotta Bake 26/2/15 20:49

Beautiful loaf Angie, looks like it's full of flavor. This is one I will give a try! Lovely photos too!

Koko 26/2/15 23:51

I absolutely have to make this!! It looks AMAZING!!

tigerfish 27/2/15 02:10

A cake that is good enough as lunch or dinner entree. Amazing.

Catherine 27/2/15 02:59

Dear Angie, This loaf looks fabulous!!! I would love it. I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!! xoxo Catherine

Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking 27/2/15 03:07

That looks just amazing! Wow! What a great combination?! I also adore your pics, making me drool!

Sharon D. 27/2/15 04:20

Omigosh...this looks so good. It has a lot of character! ^.^

lisa is cooking 28/2/15 00:00

I definitely won't miss the meat! This looks delicious and hearty.

Shobha Kamath 28/2/15 09:51

Looks gorgeous! Very professional ! Black quinoa is new to me.

Choclette 28/2/15 12:00

Not sure I've had black quinoa before Angie, sounds very interesting. Your loaf sounds absolutely delicious and it's the sort of thing I love. I've bookmarked the recipe.

Kathy 28/2/15 15:03

Quite interesting! Love your choice of ingredients! Lovely!

Unknown 1/3/15 02:01

Loaf looks stunning and delicious

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 1/3/15 04:14

This sounds so wonderful! And what a gorgeous presentation!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 3/3/15 00:54

Wow, one of the most beautiful breads I've ever laid on, Angie! The cashews inside must have an extra punch of buttery crunch! Pinning!

Velva 4/3/15 02:14

Angie, I have been following your blog for so long I am thinking I am running out of words that describe your amazing food :-) Once again this is a beautiful loaf with layers of flavors and textures.


motherrimmy 4/3/15 06:19

Add sun dried tomatoes to anything and I'm happy. I love that sweet kind of savory flavor it adds to dishes. You bread looks amazing!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 4/3/15 16:06

My mouth is watering looking at these beautiful pictures. This loaf looks amazing!

Rebecca @ Nourishing Blog 23/3/15 14:41

Ahh-- I love this!! Looks delicious!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 26/3/15 03:33

What a gorgeous vegetarian loaf - I'm loving all the nourishing ingredients and it's so handsome in its rustic good looks. I've been looking for a lentil loaf for a while now - I think I just found it :) thanks Angie.


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