Saturday, September 1, 2012

Basic Lentil Bolognese

This bolognese is just delicious.
Its so simple to make, and its quick.
It compliments many bases such as pasta, zucchini noodles, and baked potatoes to name a few!
It reheats well so makes for great leftovers.

 That means it ticks all the boxes!

....So let's get started!
 Here's what you need:

  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon mixed italian herbs
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 capsicum
  • 1 tin lentils
  • 1 cup tomato cooking sauce

In a frying pan, saute the chopped onion with the garlic & the italian herbs. If you need to add a little water to stop them from sticking then do so.
Chop the carrot and capsicum into little cubes and when the onion is soft, add them to the pan. Cook until all vegetables are soft, adding little bits of water as needed so to not over-brown the vegetables, and so they don't stick to the pan.
Add the lentils and the tomato cooking sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes until warmed through. 
NB: In place of the cooking sauce, you can use a tin of tomato pieces & a Tablespoon of tomato paste if you prefer.
Serve over desired base.
Optional: sprinkle with fresh herbs such as basil or oregano.


  1. Yummo!Can you freeze this? :)

    1. Yes the bolognese freezes well (though I doubt the noodles would!).