Looking for a delicious and hearty vegan bolognese recipe? Try our Lentil Rigatoni Bolognese today! Enjoy a classic Italian dish without the meat.
This vegan twist on a classic Italian dish is perfect for those who are looking for a hearty and flavorful meal without the meat. Made with lentils, tomatoes, and fresh herbs, it's a great way to get some extra protein and nutrients into your diet while indulging in a comforting and delicious pasta dish. So, let's get started and learn how to make this delicious Lentil Rigatoni Bolognese!
2 portions, 55 minutes
you will need:
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3 tomatoes (diced using a food processor)
- 2 tbsp tomato salsa
- 1 cup lentils
- 2.5 cups rigatoni pasta
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- ½ cup microgreens (we used radish)
- salt & pepper, to taste
step one: soak your cup of lentils in water for around 30 minutes minutes. in the meantime, prep all remaining ingredients
step two: heat your olive oil in a large pan. add the onion, carrots, and garlic. season with salt, pepper and paprika and cook for about 5 minutes.
step three: use a food processor to chop your tomatoes into small pieces. add to the pan with your tomato salsa and vegetable broth. mix in the lentils and let simmer for 30-45 minutes.
step four: meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your pasta. add one ladle of your pasta water to the bolognese to mix the flavors.
step five: mix the pasta with the bolognese sauce and top off with your favorite microgreens.