Easy Animal Free Lentil Walnut Bolognese
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Anna Pippus of Easy Animal Free shares her favourite easy dinner recipe at the moment! This is hearty, quick, and delicious for the whole family! Serve it up with some of this Smokey Vegan Parm
Recipe type: dinner, pasta, comforting
Serves: 4
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 5-8 mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Splash of red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 3 cups tomato sauce or your favourite marinara
  • ¾ cup brown lentils, pre-cooked
  • Oregano, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Pasta noodles of your choice, cooked
  1. Over medium high heat, sauté an onion until soft (with a splash of water to keep it from sticking).
  2. Add a chopped green pepper, 8 oz or so sliced mushrooms, and a few cloves of minced garlic. Use a splash or two of red wine or balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan.
  3. Add about ½ a cup finely chopped walnuts (a food processor works well but not necessary) and toast for a minute or two.
  4. Then add about 3 cups tomato sauce or marinara, and some cooked brown lentils (I boil half a cup from dry but canned is fine too)
  5. Season with oregano and salt, and simmer for a few minutes to combine the flavours.
  6. Serve with a pound of your favourite pasta.
* Prep time doesn't included pre-cooking the brown lentils
Recipe by HookedOnPlants at https://hookedonplants.ca/2018/12/06/hooked-on-people-easy-animal-free/