This time of year I’m doing lots of cooking demos about the wonders of using a pressure cooker to make delicious vegan holiday meals…fast! One thing that amazes folks (and me!) is how succulent a vegan holiday roast is with just a few minutes under pressure…
PHOTO: Kate Lewis
Holiday Roast with Mashed Vegetables
Ingredients (4 -6 servings)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup (160 g) diced yellow onion
- 2 cups (260 g) diced carrot
- 2 cups (220 g) diced potato
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 vegan stuffed roast (1 pound, or 454 g), thawed (Field Roast, Gardein, and Tofurky make holiday roasts)
- 3/4 to 1 cup (180 to 235 ml) vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon vegan butter (optional)
In an uncovered pressure cooker, heat the oil on medium-high. Add the garlic and onion and sauté for 1 minute. Add the carrots, potatoes, and salt. Mix well. Place the thawed roast on top of the vegetables and pour the vegetable broth over the roast.
Cover and bring to pressure. Cook at low pressure for 8 minutes. Use a quick release.
Remove the lid, remove the roast, and set aside.
Add the almond milk, black pepper, and vegan butter to the vegetables in the pressure cooker and mash with a potato masher. Slice the roast and serve with the mashed vegetables.
If you’re using a multifunction electric pressure cooker, you can also use the slow-cooking function for 1 hour.
Recipe from Vegan Pressure Cooking: Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes by JL Fields (Fair Winds Press, January 2015)
You know what’s great drizzled over this mouthwatering roast and mashed veggies dish? My favorite white bean gravy recipe.
How about a pressure cooked dessert? Make this Chunky Applesauce,
stir in your favorite granola, and you have a quickie apple crumble to spoon over vegan ice cream!
If you’re looking for other quick and easy vegan holiday cooking tips, check out my most recent newsletter – Vegan Thanksgiving: Keepin’ it real – and you’ll be able to grab the recipe for these delightfully easy, and definitely delicious, vegan Green Beans and Bacon.