Semolina flan with pumpkin and broccoli (vegan recipe)

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Semolina flan with pumpkin and broccoli, the recipe to prepare a filling and tasty first course with only vegetable ingredients

The semolina flan is a recipe inspired by the tradition of the capital with a delicate and inviting taste. In this interpretation, the semolina was cooked in vegetable broth and seasoned with seasonal vegetables (in our case pumpkin and broccoli) for a tantalizing and impressive vegan first course.

Semolina flan can also be prepared in advance then serve the finished dish both hot and at room temperature.


  • 600 grams of pumpkin
  • 600 grams of broccoli
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 200 gr semolina
  • 1 L of water
  • 1 tablespoon of homemade gnanular vegetable nut
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Preparation Time: 60 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Rest time: -
  • Dose: 4 people to
  • difficulty: low

How to prepare semolina flan: procedure

  • To clean the pumpkin by removing the peel, seeds and internal filaments, then roughly cut it,
  • to wash the broccoli, cut it into florets and on the base of each bud cut the stem into four parts as if to form a cross.
  • Unire the vegetables in a large pan together with the washed parsley and the peeled and coarsely chopped garlic,
  • place over the heat and lightly brown, then add four glasses of water, season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cooking water is completely consumed.
  • Meantime put a liter of water in a non-stick pan, add the homemade granular vegetable nut and bring to the boil,
  • Than we add the semolina and at the same time mix with a whisk or a wooden spoon so as not to form lumps,
  • cook until you get a creamy and very dense consistency
  • remove then the semolina from the pan and spread it on a sheet of parchment paper leveling it with a spatula until it is one centimeter thick and let it cool.
  • Grease then with a drizzle of oil a baking dish, cut the semolina into pieces and place it in the baking dish covering its entire surface,
  • stratification with vegetables and bake in a hot oven at 200 ° for twenty-five minutes,
  • cooking when finished, remove from the oven and leave to rest for a few minutes before portioning.

How to store semolina flan:

The semolina flan can be stored in the refrigerator for one / two days as long as it is stored in airtight containers.

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