Easy Vegan Lentil Bolognese Recipe
By Earth of Maria
👩🍳Cook Time: 25 mins
1 medium onion, chopped
1.5 cups chestnut mushrooms, chopped
1 cup cabbage, chopped
2 large carrot, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp tomato purée
1 cup red lentils
3/4 cup vegetable broth
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/4 cup chestnut purée
1 tbsp coconut sugar
5 oz broccoli, chopped
1Add the onion and the mushrooms to a non-stick saucepan with a splash of water. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, until softened.
2Add the cabbage and the carrots together with the tomato paste. Sauté for a further 3-4 minutes, until softened.
3Add the lentils together with the vegetable broth, chopped tomatoes, nutritional yeast, cumin, paprika and chestnut purée. Simmer for around 10 minutes, stirring frequently and add more vegetable broth if it gets too thick.
4Add the coconut sugar and broccoli. Continue simmering for 5-7 minutes more, until thick and the lentils are fully cooked through.
5Serve with pasta of your choice (gluten-free if needed). Best served immediately, but can be frozen or kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. My name is Maria, and I am a twenty year old student from England. I study history at the University of Oxford and live in Brighton, but I was born in Russia and moved to the UK around ten years ago. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert. Veganism and healthy eating are a huge part of my life, given that both have helped me overcome an unhealthy relationship with food. Finding balance took a lot of time and patience. But, as with many things in life, hard work proved 110% worth it! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or working in my room, you’ll often find me at the gym, or at the grocery store looking for inspo for my next recipe.