Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an old standby vegetarian recipe from the 70s. It is from "Diet For A Small Planet" by Frances Moore Lappe. It's a nice alternative if you want a meat-free entree, or you can use it as a side dish as well. Very good on a cold fall evening. I use my cuisinart to grind the walnuts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Saute onions in olive oil until translucent.
  3. Mix with remaining ingredients, salt and pepper to taste and put in an oiled loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

I used this recipe since it first came out in the 70's. It is excellent!!! It has healthy ingredients. My 3 children loved it then and now are making it for their children. I didn't stray from the original recipe, no need to. Liz in Noxon Mt.

elizabeth n. March 11, 2016

Loved it! I didn't have any caraway seeds on hand so I used thyme, poultry seasoning and oregano for seasoning. I served it with mashed potatoes and vegetarian gravy and it really hit the spot. I'm looking forward to leftovers tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the keeper recipe.

Lucky in Bayview April 20, 2015

This was fantastic. Found this recipe while trying to replicate the wonderful walnut loaf at the co-op deli, and this was even better. Served it at a gathering with Delicious Vegetarian Gravy (#281357) and it was a big hit all around!

MN_SpiceHunter November 19, 2008

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