Red Lentil Pasta Sauce

Serves 4 // Prep time 10 min // Cook time 25-30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 carrot (grated)
  • 1 celery stick (chopped)
  • 1/2 a green pepper (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 100g red lentils (washed)
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 450ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Method

  1. Put the onion, garlic, carrot, celery & green pepper into a sauce saucepan with the oil and 2 tbsp of water. Mix together and heat until sizzling.
  2. Lower the heat, cover and allow to simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the red lentils, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, veg stock and herbs. Bring to the boil, add salt/pepper to taste then cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  4. Uncover and stir, the mixture should have reduced slightly and thickened.
  5. Combine with cooked pasta and serve.

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