Summer Vegetable Terrine

Summer Vegetable Terrine

I am a big lover of salad leaves and so anything that can be served with a wonderful fresh salad is always a must make for me. I have been playing with different variations of this recipe for a few months and have now come up with the most beautifully flavoured and textured vegetable terrine. One of the great things about this dish it’s simplicity to make. It can be made well in advance and left in the fridge until cut and served. This is perfect as a starter or makes a delicious light lunch on a warm summers day.

save_time2 Hrs, 45 Minutes servesServes 4 nut? kcal per serving


3 medium courgettes, 1 chopped for the filling, 2 sliced on a mandoline for lining the terrine

500 g ( 1 lb 2 oz ) firm tofu ( not silken ), unpressed

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes

Small bunch of fresh basil

Small bunch of fresh parsley

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

1 stick celery, chopped

1 small carrot, chopped

100 g ( 4 oz ) green beans, chopped

500 ml ( 18 fl oz ) vegetable stock, I use Kallo

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Small bunch of fresh basil

Small bunch of fresh parsley

2.5 teaspoons of vegan setting agent, I used Vegeset


Slice 2 of the courgettes on a mandoline and place in a steamer. Steam for 10 minutes to cook and soften and put to one side to cool.

Place the tofu in a processor with the nutritional yeast and process until smooth. Add the herbs and process again roughly to chop in the herbs without being too smooth. Leave to one side.

In a large frying pan add the oil and fry the garlic over a medium heat for 30 seconds. Now add the red pepper, celery, carrot and green beans and the final courgette, that has been chopped, and fry for 5 minutes to let the vegetables sweat.

Add the stock, salt, pepper and tofu mixture, and bring to a high simmer. Continue stirring, uncovered, until most of the liquid has evaporated.

Add in the Vegeset (or other setting agent of your choice) and continue to stir until you get a mix that is nearly set. Taste for seasoning and leave to one side to cool.

Putting the terrine together.

Line a loaf tin with parchment and line the sides and bottom with slices of the courgette. Be sure to leave enough for the top. See Pictures below.

Pile in the filling and top with the remaining courgette slices.

Cover the top with some more parchment and place a weight on top to compress everything together as it sets. I used a brick of soya milk as a weight.

Leave to set at room temperature until cool and then transfer to the fridge and allow to chill for at least 2 hours before removing from the tin and serving.

NOTE: To remove from the tin, place a plate on the top of the tin and turn over.


Be sure to allow sufficient time for the terrine to set. 2-3 hours is the minimum time.



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