fbpx Recipes • NZ Vegetarian Society Skip to content

English - Nut Roast

40 mins
Serves 4
Savoury pancakes

Vegetarianism is growing rapidly in New Zealand, but other parts of the world have had meat-free cuisines for centuries. For a rich and varied plant-based diet, talk to Chinese, Indians, Mexicans… Our wonderful volunteers have shared authentic recipes from around the world. Most of these recipes were traditionally vegan, but some were meat-based recipes that have been ‘veganised’. We have collected 31 recipes from 31 different countries to share with you – one for each day of October, World Vegetarian Month.

Thanks to Jeanette Blackburn for the English recipe – nut roast, served with roast root veggies, gravy and broccolini.

Nut Roast has been a classic English winter dish for a long time, and is often used on Christmas Day as a vegan alternative.


  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 30ml vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs soy or tamari sauce
  • 1/4 pint hot water
  • 225g chopped mixed nuts
  • 2 Tbs ground almonds
  • 100g wholemeal breadcrumbs or rolled oats
  • 1 Tbs sage
  • 1 Tbs thyme
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180oC.
  2. Saute the onion in the oil until soft but not browned.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients together; the mixture may be slightly slack.
  4. Turn into an oiled ovenproof dish and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.