Tomato & lentil bolognese

Tomato And Lentil bolognese

A great alternative to the classic bolognese sauce and perfect for vegetarians, too.

By , 21 September 2015
Tomato And Lentil bolognese
  • Ready in: 30 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: 85p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 429g serving contains
  • Fat 11
    15%
  • Sat Fat 1.8
    9%
  • Sugar 9.7
    11%
  • Salt 0.15
    3%
  • Cals 368
    18%
3
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 359kJ/86kcal.
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, chopped
  • 400g can Asda Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 4-6 basil leaves, shredded, plus extra, to garnish
  • 400g can Asda Green Lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 300g spaghetti
Method
  • Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion over a medium heat until soft. Add the garlic and carrots and stir for another 2 minutes.

  • Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until all the juices run out. Increase the heat and cook until all the juices have evaporated.

  • Add the canned tomatoes, tomato purée, basil and green lentils, then simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain, then toss with the sauce. Garnish with basil, to serve.