Vegan red lentil bolognese recipe

Vegan red lentil bolognese recipe

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Nobody likes the chore of meal prepping for the week, but with a delicious and protein-packed vegan red lentil bolognese recipe, you'll be looking forward to your weekday lunches. This nutritious and easy-to-make dish is the perfect way to get your fill of vitamins, minerals, and fiber without spending hours in the kitchen.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 590 kcal


  • 140 g whole wheat spaghetti
  • ½ small white onion
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • 4 tbsp fresh basil plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200 g canned red lentils drained
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 120 ml water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp walnuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast


  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packaging
  • Chop the onion, garlic, celery and carrot cut into rough chunks and place into the food processor. Pulse until the vegetables are minced.
  • Warm the olive oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat and add the minced vegetables. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables become translucent.
  • Add the oregano and chopped basil leaves, and cook for 1 minute. Then add the tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, lentils, balsamic vinegar, tamari, bay leaf and water.Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Season the sauce with coconut sugar and salt. Add the walnuts and cooked spaghetti and cook for a further 4minutes.
  • Serve the red lentil bolognese topped with nutritional yeast and basil leaves.


Serving: 1personCalories: 590kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 27gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 1488mgPotassium: 1344mgFiber: 14gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 5783IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 10mg
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