Vegan Lentil BolognaiseHealthy, Filling, Tasty and Cheap!

Vegan Lentil Bolognaise

Lentil Bolognaise is a frugal and delicious meat free meal great for the whole family and very very good for you! If it is part of a weight-loss program, add loads of spices so that your taste-buds don’t get bored!  For the kids, add a bit of curry powder for a bit of a zing without the heat.

If you haven’t cooked with Lentils before, you are in for a treat.  They are nutty in flavour, and really absorb whatever they are cooked in.  I hide them in just about any casserole or tomato-based sauces I make and the kids don’t know – they just think it is a type of pasta (they kind of look like cous-cous when they are cooked).

serves
4
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
12
difficulty
Easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Lentils, Red
  • 5 cups Water
  • 425 grams Tomatoes, Diced
  • 400 grams Tomato Soup
  • 1 Vegetable Stock Cube
  • 1/2 cup Celery (diced)
  • 1 cup Carrots, Skin On (diced)
  • 1 cup Zucchini (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Capsicum (diced)
  • 1 cup Brown Onion (diced)
  • 2 cups Potato (diced)

Method

  1. Cook lentils in water until tender, or drain tinned lentils.
  2. Fry onion in some spray oil or olive oil until soft. Add in cooked lentils and rest of vegies.
  3. Stir well, then add tins and seasoning (Add a half teaspoon of cumin, coriander, basil etc to personal taste).
  4. Cook until heated through and lentils are soft, but not mushy.
  5. Serve with cooked pasta or shredded cabbage cooked in butter and pepper.

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Lentil Bolognaise is suitable for freezing for up to 6 months or keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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