I learnt this one with special ingredients nutmeg and nutritional yeast from someone very close to me. The main ingredients include canned brown lentils, fresh tomatoes as well as some polpa. I highly recommend a healthy drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some fresh herbs to top the dish.
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The ingredients are whole foods and grains including:
Quinoa and rice spaghetti
If you don't have canned lentils, you can substitute for finely diced mushrooms and carrots. Or you can add all three and make it extra wholesome!
I've used quinoa and rice spaghetti as a gluten free alternative to traditional spaghetti pasta. However you can use whatever is most convenient for you. There are plenty of GF pasta options at the supermarket. You can buy quinoa and rice spaghetti from Part and Parcel and use my code EROSE15 at checkout for $15 off.
Lentil bolognese with quinoa and rice spaghetti (Vegan)
Time: 30-45 minutes Yield: 4-6 Servings
Nutrition Facts (coming soon)
400g (1 can) brown lentils
400g (1 can) polpa (finely chopped tomatoes)
4-5 small ripe tomatoes
1 brown onion
1 large garlic clove
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
Salt and pepper to season
Spaghetti (I've used GF quinoa and rice spaghetti)
Optional: fresh herbs as a topper. I've used oregano, mint, dill.
Method 1. Cook spaghetti as per packet instructions and add salt. Once spaghetti is cooked, toss in some olive oil so it doesn't stick together.
While it's cooking you can prep your tomato sauce:
2. Finely dice or grate your onion and garlic then pan fry on low heat until lightly brown. Add quartered fresh tomatoes. Cook together until tomatoes soften and then add your polpa.
3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add nutritional yeast and nutmeg and bring to boil. Reduce the heat and let it cook for 10-15 minutes until the sauce reduces slightly. Taste and add more seasoning here if required.
4. Add your lentils. Ensure you drain the lentils and wash thoroughly before adding them to your sauce. Allow the sauce to cook for an additional minute then turn off the heat.
5. Plate up with a healthy drizzle of olive oil, some fresh herbs and enjoy.