I could just eat pasta all the time! 🙂 About two years ago we started to eat wholegrainpasta almost exclusively and meanwhile I do not like white pasta any more because somehow the bite is missing. Sounds weird, but our taste seems to adapt to it totally. We now have three vegan Bolognese sauces, which are regularly on our menu. Tofubolognese, Linsenbolognese and Bolognese from soybean shrubs. The vegan lens bolognese is probably our favorite, even if we were not so sure because the other variants also taste very delicious! 🙂

The vegan lens bolognese is made relatively fast and you do not need more ingredients than for a “normal” Bolognese. Similar to most Bolognese recipes, stir-fry onions and garlic first, then add small diced carrots and celery cubes and then a little later the red lentils. The whole thing is sautéed with a little tomato paste, extinguished with red wine and then simmered with diced tomatoes and vegetable broth until the lentils are soft.

Vegan lens biology
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Cook Time
35 min
Cook Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 150 g red lentils
  2. 1 onion
  3. 2 garlic cloves
  4. 1 big carrot
  5. 2 bars of celery
  6. 75 ml of red wine
  7. 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  8. 1 can of lumpy tomatoes
  9. 450 ml vegetable broth
  10. 1 Tl soy sauce
  11. 1/2 tbsp. Oregano
  12. 1/2 tsp basil
  13. some leaves of fresh basil
  14. 375 g wholemeal spaghetti
Instructions
  1. Prepare the spaghetti according to the package instructions.
  2. Dice the onion, mince the garlic cloves.
  3. Peel the carrot, wash the celery and cut both into small cubes.
  4. Heat some oil in a pan and fry the onion cubes in a glass. Add the garlic a little later and fry briefly. Then add the carrot and celery cubes and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the red lentils, fry for a minute and stir in the tomato paste. Fry for another 3 minutes and then deglaze with the red wine and let it boil down.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and vegetable broth and simmer for about 20 minutes with the lid on until the lentils are tender.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, herbs and soy sauce and serve with the pasta.
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