Savory Vegetable Loaf Cake Recipe

Savory Vegetable Loaf Cake Recipe

By 03/01/2016

Happy new year!

My jeans are really tight with all the lasagne, panettoni, nougat, chocolate and glasses of Prosecco I have been scoffing during these last festivities...this year it has really been non-stop eating. I spent new year's eve in Italy and I had a big "cenone" or a big dinner where you eat all night non-stop... it was FANTASTIC! We ate and danced until 3 am ๐Ÿ™‚ and some people waited till 5 am to have breakfast with brioche and cappuccino at a bar but I could not do that I felt too full. Years ago when I was younger I used toย manage that.

Still, I loved the evening and Iย feel really happy and that what's counts! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I needed to let my hair down as they say.

My first recipe for 2016 is this easy vegetable loaf which is super tasty, light and nutritious. You can take this at work with you and have it maybe with salad or tomatoes. Perfect toย slice and take away and you can serve itย cold too.

I am nowย thinking of some light and healthy recipes for the following weeks. I believe in shedding the extra weight slowly and naturally to make sure you don't put all the weightย back on again.

It is a New Year and a newย ME.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 50 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

Cook the peas in boiling water until soft then drain (or you can steam them). Wash and thinly slice the vegetables, put them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper, sprinkle with salt and pepper, oregano and drizzle generously with olive oil. Mix well and cook for 12 minutes at 200C or 400F.

vegetables on a baking tray

In a bowl mix the eggs, the oil, parmesan, salt and pepper and the milk. Add the sifted flour and mix well.

Take the vegetables out of the oven and add them to the mixture. Mix well. Leave some aside for decoration.

mixture with vegetables

Grease and flour a loaf tin measuring approx 11 x 21 cm or 4 x 8 inch and pour the mixture on it.

Put the remaining vegetables on top, drizzle with olive oil and cook at 180C or 350F for about 50 minutes. If you find that the vegetables on top are cooking too quickly cover the tin with tinfoil and continue cooking.

vegetables on top

As the vegetables release lots of moisture, after cooking your loaf,ย I would suggest leaving your cake in a little longer with the oven switched off and the door left ajar.

Vegetables slice

Savory vegetable loaf cake

 

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12 Responses to Savory Vegetable Loaf Cake Recipe

  1. Anonymous

    What a great dish, colourful and delicious and perfect for veggie guests. I’m so glad you spent capodanno in Italy, dancing the night away; here it’s very similar, the cenone, toasting with prosecco or champers at midnight, throwing jugs of water and other stuff out of the window then partying until it’s time for (wait for it) an English Breakfast! New Year’s Day lunch follows (gulp!) – please bring back light recipes!

    • Alida

      Sounds like you had great fun too with lots to eat and drink. Light recipes back ASAP!

  2. Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina

    I understand the issue of tighter jeans after the holidays, Alida! I am trying to lose the weight that I gained for the entire year! I want to eat more vegetables and this beautiful savory loaf cake is perfect! So beautiful to look at too! I wish you a most happy new year in 2016!
    Hugs,
    Roz

    • Alida

      Thanks Roz!!

  3. Cailee

    Yum! This looks so healthy and lovely. Gotta love all those veggies. Also, your New Years Eve in Italy sounds AMAZING! That’s so great that you had so much fun and enjoyed the night ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy 2016!

    • Alida

      Thanks Cailee and happy new year to you too!

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    What a great looking savoury cake! And I just love it’s loaded with veggies.

  5. Summer

    Yay for a yummy vegetable loaf-cake! This looks nutritious, colourful and filling โ™ฅ

    • Alida

      Thank you!

  6. Chiara

    molto interessante questo insieme di verdure, si presenta anche benissimo ! Buon 2016 Alida, un bacione !

    • Alida

      Grazie Chiara!

  7. la cucina di Molly

    Ottimo modo per gustare le verdure, bravissima! Felice 2016, ciao!

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