- STEP 1
Grease and line a large loaf tin and set aside. If you're cooking the roast straight away (see step 4), preheat the oven to 180C (fan).
- STEP 2
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, toast the nuts, seeds and spices, tossing everything to coat well. Be very careful and do not let it burn. Toast for a few minutes, or until the mixture is fragrant and starting to turn golden, then turn off the heat and let it cool slightly.
- STEP 3
Add the cooled nuts and spices to the bowl of a food processor. Add all other ingredients. Blitz until thoroughly combined, or combined to your liking (it can be nice if left a little chunky). You might need to stop and scrape it down a few times. If it's too wet, add more breadcrumbs. If it's too dry, add a little water, reserved tomato juice or even a dash of red wine if you've got some handy!
- STEP 4
Place in the prepared pan and ideally leave for a few hours (or overnight is even better) in the fridge to let the flavours deepen and the loaf firm up. If you're in a hurry you can cook it straight away, but ideally give it at least an hour's resting time.
- STEP 5
Preheat oven to 180C (fan). When ready, cook the roast for 45 minutes to an hour until firm and golden. Allow to cool slightly before carving then serve with all your favourite roast vegetables.