Nosages! – Mediterranean Veggie Sausages

Veggie sausages always seem like a good idea – but the ones you buy are either unpleasant tasting and trying to be like fake meat (as a veggie, I HATE fake meat) or bland spongy things which are best avoided. I tried some veggie sausage recipes from the Food for Friends cookbook. They were good, but maybe not quite to my taste. So, the other day, after a rummage in a fridge, this is the version I came up with – and my, they are lovely! I served them with mustard mash and thyme & onion gravy – delicious! By the way, they’re Nosages because they’re Not sausages if you were wondering.

Nosages – Mediterranean Veggie Sausages (egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, vegetarian, can be dairy-free and vegan if leave out the parmesan)

For 2 nosages, perfect for one person – increase amounts for more!

  • 1 slice of bread, made into breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsps sunblush tomatoes in oil, most of the oil drained off
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 clove of garlic, minced (if liked)
  • 1 large handful rocket or spinach
  • small bunch of basil
  • handful parmesan, grated (optional)
  • seasoning

– Best to use a food processor

– Blend the bread to make fine breadcrumbs.

– Add the tomatoes, balsamic, rocket and basil (and parmesan and garlic, if using) and blend to combine

– Taste and adjust the seasoning

– Tip out onto a sheet of cling film, shape into a large sausage shape and roll tightly. Chill well.

– Unwrap and cut into two. Fry in sunflower oil.

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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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