Vegan Quinoa Meatloaf

I was browsing the internet and found this incredible recipe from Whole Foods Market for a quinoa meatloaf that is vegan, low fat and gluten free.


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup rolled oats
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley and/or 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
10 sundried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped
1 cup (about 1 onion) chopped red onion


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch loaf pan with oil; set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, put beans, oats and 1/2 cup water into a food processor and pulse until almost smooth. In a large bowl, combine mushrooms, bean mixture, quinoa, peas, parsley, tomatoes, onion, salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to prepared loaf pan, gently pressing down and mounding it in the middle. Bake until firm and golden brown, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Set aside to let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Each 6 oz serving contains 4g of fat and 8g of protein.

Personally, i would douse my meatloaf in a curried ketchup while it’s baking in the oven, but that’s just me.

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    Posted by Missy on 02.09.11 at 9:13 pm

    25% of celiacs cannot have oats and most oats are contaminated with gluten unless you buy special gluten free oats so this is not really gluten free.

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