Vegan Lentil Bolognese

Photography, Foodivine studio

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour
  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2023



In food processor, pulse together carrots, celery, onion and garlic until vegetables are finely chopped (about the size of corn kernels).

In large saucepan, heat oil over med­ium heat. Add chopped vegetables and walnuts; cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add tomato paste, oregano, cumin and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in strained tomatoes and broth, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan with wooden spoon. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 20 min­utes. Stir in lentils; cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Serve over spaghetti or other long pasta. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.) 

Nutritional facts PER CUP

  • Calories 175
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 250 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g
  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Iron 2.3 mg
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