Enjoy this fresh, plant-based spin on meatloaf for your Meatless Monday.  Loaded with protein, fiber and iron this hearty meal is super easy to make!  The spices add flavor and potent phytonutrients like curcumin, found in turmeric  that offers immune supporting, cancer fighting, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions. 

 

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time45 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Yield8 servings
  • Energy510 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
    • Main Course
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Low Lactose
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 2 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 large handfuls spinach
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 4 tbsp parsley

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375 F.

2

Grease loaf pan with 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil.

3

Cook quinoa in rice cooker or on stove with 1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed and 2 cups water.

4

Cook lentils in pot on stove.  Add lentils to pot, cover with water.  Simmer for about 30 minutes until tender and water is soaked into lentils.

5

Chop onion garlic.

6

Sauté onion and garlic in coconut oil on medium heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

7

Wash spinach.

8

Once quinoa and lentils are cooked, scoop into large bowl.

9

Add chopped onion and garlic including remaining coconut oil used for sauteing.

10

Add flax, bread crumbs, tomato sauce, 1/8 cup water,  spinach, salt, pepper, turmeric, coriander, cumin, squeeze in lemon.

11

Mix together using your hands.  Add more water or tomato sauce or bread crumbs and flax seed as needed.

12

Cook for about 45-60 minutes, until top of loaf is lightly browned and crispy.

13

Chop parsley, use for garnish.

  • Amount per serving
  • Calories510
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat12 g15.38%
  • Trans Fat3.5 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Sodium350 mg15.22%
  • Total Carbohydrate78 g28.36%
  • Dietary Fiber25 g89.29%
  • Total Sugars4 g
  • Protein25 g50%

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