Vegan ‘cheesy’ leek crumble in a serving dish

Vegan 'cheesy’ leek crumble

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 55 mins Plus overnight soaking

Easy

Serves 6

Cook a vegan bake with bags of cheese and onion flavour. Nutritional yeast gives you the tangy umami hit that will keep dairy lovers guessing

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal400
  • fat23g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre8g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 80g unsalted cashews
  • 100g carrots, cut into 1cm cubes
    Carrot

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    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 350g potatoes, cut into 1cm cubes
    Potato

    Potato

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  • 60ml olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 5 tbsp nutritional yeast
    Nutritional yeast

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    Dried nutritional-yeast flakes differ from active and beer yeasts

  • ½ lemon, juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

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    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 1 tsp good-quality vegan white wine vinegar
  • 4 leeks, (about 500g), sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

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    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

For the crumble

  • 50g rolled oats
  • 50g flour
    Flour

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  • 25g unscented coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp chopped thyme leaves

Method

  1. The night before, soak the cashew nuts in water and leave overnight.

  2. To make the crumble, tip the oats and flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre and pour in the coconut oil. Draw the dry ingredients in until everything is well coated and resembles chunky breadcrumbs. Tip the mixture onto a baking sheet and put in the fridge to firm up – this will make your topping extra crunchy.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Steam the carrots and potatoes together for 5 mins until softened, then transfer to a food processor. Drain the cashews and add them too, along with 2 tbsp oil and the rest of the sauce ingredients except for the leeks. Blitz the mixture, season and set aside.

     

  4. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the leeks and a large pinch of salt, then fry for 15 mins until softened. Spoon in the cheese sauce – if it is very thick, add a splash of water to thin it. Transfer the mix to an ovenproof dish, top with the crumble and bake for 30 mins until piping hot. For a crispy topping, put under the grill to finish. Can be assembled in advance and kept in the fridge to cook when needed.

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trudemertenslaan
13th Nov, 2017
2.55
I was worried that just the leek in the sauce wouldn't be filling enough so I added some broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. The 'sauce' was tasty but too thick, even after thinning it down and was somewhat 'claggy'. Next time I would add more water to thin out the sauce more. The whole family felt that the crumble topping brought nothing to the dish. On the plus side, I got to try a recipe which uses nutritional yeast.
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