The Scottish diet is often the butt of jokes, it’s true. So you might be surprised to learn that haggis can be rather good for you.
Not the deep fried version of course (although haggis pakora is so moreish ). We’re talking traditional and vegetarian haggis which is usually served with a plate full of seasonal vegetables, and in more recent times, as an essential ingredient in inspired dishes like Macsween’s Morroccan Spiced Vegetarian Haggis Empanadas.
Both are choc full of cholesterol lowering oatmeal which is great for your diet.
Vegetarian haggis in particular is bursting out of its skin with good stuff; beans, lentils, nuts, vegetables and oatmeal. Simply delicious, suitable for vegans and approved by the Vegetarian Society UK.
Here are some other tasty facts about vegetarian haggis:
- Macsween vegetarian haggis is for meat eaters too and contains almost half of the fat of its traditional cousin.
- Macsween vegetarian haggis has been cooked, so only needs baking, steaming or microwaving until it is piping hot.
- John Macsween put haggis on the map and created the first vegetarian haggis for the opening of the Scottish Poetry Library in 1984.
- One in four haggis sold by Macsween is vegetarian.
- A typical Macsween vegetarian haggis can be microwaved in six minutes, while the microwaveable version needs only one minute!
- Macsween vegetarian haggis makes a wonderful accompaniment or a stuffing for meat dishes.
- Macsween vegetarian haggis has won Gold stars in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 at the prestigious Great Taste Awards.