Vegan Lentil Bolognese

 

This comforting and hearty lentil Bolognese is┬áso delicious. It’s one of those recipes that will be your go-to recipes, seriously! Your family and friends will be amazed how flavorful it tastes.

Vegan Lentil Bolognese

 

So recently we went out of town for 3 days. When we got back my son Daevyd wanted spaghetti with sauce. I check the cupboards and couldn’t find any spaghetti sauce in sight. All I found was a can of crushed tomatoes. Before leaving I made sure I prepared all the fresh fruits and vegetables that I wouldn’t normally put in the refrigerator. So all my tomatoes were used up. I decided to prepare lentil Bolognese with the canned tomatoes and we were all blown away with the delicious results.

I cooked brown lentils, you can also use red lentils but I wanted the robust and earthy flavor that you get from brown lentils. I then made the sauce adding celery, bell peppers, and carrots. You can use your favorite vegetables instead. I then cooked the vegetables down with the organic crushed tomatoes until thick. I seasoned with basil, oregano, and thyme. Being from the Caribbean, thyme is one of my favorite herbs to use. I just love how it enhances the flavor of my dishes.

Vegan Lentil Bolognese

I was also expecting company so I had very little time to unpacked and prepare the guest room so this dish was a God send. It’s perfect to feed a crowd and its heart and filling. We all had seconds.

To make it spicy, add about 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

 

Ingredients

For: 6 servings

Instructions

  1. If using dried lentil, sort and rinse lentil, drain and place in a large saucepan with 3 cups of water.
  2. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, cover leaving the lid slightly open.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer for about 30-40 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil on medium high heat. Add onions and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in garlic, bell ppper, celery and carrots.
  6. Add, chopped tomatoes, basil, thyme, and oregano.
  7. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until sauce thickens.
  8. Stir in lentils and salt to taste.
  9. While sauce is cooking, cook spaghetti.
  10. Bring water to boil in a large pot.
  11. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain.
  12. Serve spaghetti topped with lentil bolognese sauce.

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