Monday, September 24

New Pasta with Lentil and Vegetable Sauce Recipe

I've made the original recipe a few times now and I'm just not happy with it. Cooking the sauce for so long in order to cook the lentils ruins the other flavours and there is way too much oregano in it. So I've modified the original and made my own recipe, which is better and much much quicker.

Serves 4

Olive oil
2 carrots
1 onion
2 sticks celery
400g tin lentils
400g tin chopped tomatoes
2 tsp tomato paste
Around 200ml water
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp dried oregano
1-1 1/2 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
Cooked pasta for 4

1. Peel and dice the carrot and onion, dice the celery. Fry in olive oil for 5 minutes or until vegetables have softened.

2. Add lentils, stir for 1 minute, then add tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and bring to the boil.

3. Remove from heat. Add the parsley and stir until combined. If there is too much water then return the sauce to the heat until it has reduced. Spoon over pasta and serve.

Happy eating! :)

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