Spaghetti with Lentil Bolognese - Vegan, hearty, delicious, and packed with protein and iron! Perfect for Italian pasta nights!
Course Main Course
9ozwhole wheat spaghetti
1clove of garlic, minced
1large carrot, cut into small pieces
2stalks ofcelery, cut into small pieces
1/3cupdry red wine (use a vegan brand)
1can diced tomatoes (14,5 oz)
1teaspoonsoy sauce(optional, leave it out for a soy-free version)
fresh basil to sprinkle
Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package. Set aside.
In a large sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion for about 2 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook it for another minute.
Add the carrots and celery and cook for a further 3 minutes. Then stir in the red lentils and the tomato paste. After another minute, deglaze with red wine and allow to evaporate (this will take about 1 minute).
Add the diced tomatoes and vegetable broth and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the sauce is thick and the lentils are fairly soft and good to eat (they shouldn't be too soft).
Season with the Italian spices, salt, and pepper and - if using - soy sauce. Serve together with the spaghetti and sprinkle with some fresh basil leaves.