A Vegan Twist on a Classic: Vegan Wellington

Oct 17, 2023 | Main Courses

Vegan Wellington Recipe

A Vegan Twist on a Classic: Vegan Wellington

Vegan Wellington

As a food critic, I have tasted my fair share of Wellingtons over the years. From the traditional beef Wellington to variations with salmon, chicken, and even vegetarian options. However, the one that stole my heart is the Vegan Wellington. Not only is it a delicious plant-based dish, but it also carries a deeper significance for me.

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Wellington, New Zealand, the birthplace of the iconic dish. There, I discovered a vibrant vegan food scene that left me inspired and craving for more. It was in a cozy little café in Wellington where I had my first taste of a Vegan Wellington, and I was blown away by the flavors and textures. Since then, I have been on a mission to recreate that experience in my own kitchen.


  • 1 sheet of vegan puff pastry
  • 2 cups of mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup of walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil



Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Vegan Wellington preparation


  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and cook until onions become translucent.
  2. Add the mushrooms, spinach, and dried thyme to the pan. Cook until the mushrooms release their moisture and most of it evaporates.
  3. Stir in the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until well combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and let the filling cool down.


  1. Roll out the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. If needed, trim the edges to form a rectangle.
  2. Spoon the mushroom filling along the center of the pastry sheet, leaving space on the edges.
  3. Sprinkle the toasted walnuts on top of the filling.
  4. Brush the edges of the pastry with water to help seal the Wellington.
  5. Carefully fold the pastry over the filling, pressing the edges together to seal it tightly.
  6. Place the Wellington seam-side down on the prepared baking tray.
  7. Optional: Use a knife to score the top of the pastry with diagonal lines for a decorative touch.

Vegan Wellington assembly


Transfer the baking tray to the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

Tips and Variations:

  • If you’re short on time, you can use store-bought vegan puff pastry instead of making it from scratch.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of mushrooms to add depth of flavor.
  • For added richness, you can spread a layer of vegan cream cheese over the puff pastry before adding the filling.

Enjoy the Plant-Based Magic:

Once your Vegan Wellington is beautifully golden, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing. Serve it with a fresh salad or roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal. Each bite will transport you to a world of flavors and textures that will delight both vegans and non-vegans alike.

Calories Protein Fat Carbohydrates Fiber
350 kcal 9g 22g 30g 4g

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