Lentil bolognese

Monday, 13 June 2016
Vegan Lentil Bolognese

This recipe has been one of my favourites for a long time now. I first made it shortly after becoming vegetarian last year and it's become a regular go-to meal, and luckily it is vegan too. It's one of those ones that I just make time and time again because it's so easy and tastes so good. It also freezes really well so I make it in big batches and freeze the leftovers in portions for another day. You can serve it with pasta, spaghetti, salad or rice, and it makes a really good lunch for taking to work too. I always feel that you can never go wrong with a really hearty and satisfying meal like this one, and I'm sure you've realised by now if you are a regular reader that I have a soft spot for anything that can be cooked in one pot with minimal fuss.

Vegan Lentil Bolognese

You will need (serves 6): 
1 courgette 
2 carrots 
1 onion 
2 cloves garlic
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes 
5 tablespoons tomato puree
1 cup red lentils 
1 cup green lentils 
5 cups vegetable stock/water (made using one stock cube)
2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes 
pepper to taste 

- Finely chop all the vegetables and mince the garlic. 
- Fry the onion in one tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute. 
- Add all the rest of the ingredients to the pot and leave to simmer for 45-50 minutes, stirring regularly. 
- Serve with your choice of spaghetti, pasta and veggies. I love mixing a handful of spinach leaves through the sauce just before serving and serving it with lots of spaghetti.

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Vegan Lentil Bolognese

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