This lentil bolognese recipe it's a flavorful and hearty sauce, perfect for adding flavor and nutrition to zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.
Lentils are an excellent ground meat replacement because they have a rich earthy taste, keep their texture, and are rich in minerals and healthy plant protein.
Let's see how to make it!
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion finely diced
1 large carrot peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
3 ounce can tomato paste
8 ounce can tomato sauce
4 diced tomatoes
1 tbsp dried sweet basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp baking soda
Salt & pepper to taste
1 cup lentils soaked overnight, rinsed, and picked over
1 cup water
Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
Add onion, and carrot.
Cook, stirring as needed, until softened, about 5-10 minutes.
Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 seconds.
Stir in tomato paste, and cook, stirring it in, for 1 minutes.
Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with juice, basil, oregano, baking soda, and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in lentils and water.
Simmer, stirring regularly, until lentils have softened, about 20-30 minutes.
#TipsByIvette : make sure to eat it with zoodles, kelp noodles, butternut squash spirals or any other veggie pasta because lentils are already high in carbs. Remember everything is about BALANCE.
Tip 2: sprinkle #NutrionalYeast on top for some “cheesy flavor” and make it more nutritious - B vitamins to ur plate.