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Lentil Bolognese

Lentil Bolognese

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This recipe makes one cup of dried lentils go a long way! If you prefer to use tinned lentils then you’ll need two 400g cans that have been drained and rinsed. The soymilk gets added right at the end and lends a beautiful creamy richness to the finished sauce.

Ingredients
  • 200g (1 cup) dried green lentils
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) Vitasoy Original Soymilk
  • cooked pasta (or baked potato for a gluten free option), to serve
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil. Add the lentils and cook for 20-30 minutes until almost tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often until the vegetables have softened slightly. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
  3. Add the cooked lentils, herbs, tomatoes and tomato paste and 125ml (1/2 cup) of cold tap water. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring often until the tomatoes soften and break down to form a sauce.
  4. Season with a little salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper and stir in the soymilk. Serve hot over pasta or a baked potato.
Nutritional Analysis – Amount per Serve
Energy 1210kJ
Protein 14.8g
Total Fat 11.0g
Saturated Fat 1.7g
Carbohydrate 28.8g
Sugar 7.0g
Sodium 55mg
Calcium 115mg