Learn how to prepare a delicious and comforting vegetarian Lentil Bolognese. An easy, tasty, economical and very nutritious recipe. With a high protein content, this practical and simple recipe is perfect for the whole family at any time of the year.


For 3 people:

  • 50g pasta of choice
  • 100g dried orange lentils
  • 100g of tomato pulp or passata
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • parsley to garnish
  1. Start by finely chopping the onion and sauté it in olive oil over low heat;
  2. When it becomes translucent, add the carrot into small pieces (I like to cut it into slices and then into 4) and let it cook slightly (add a little water if necessary);
  3. Then add the tomato pulp and season;
  4. After some time, after the pulp has lost some of its acidity, add the lentils and cover with water;
  5. Let it cook and serve with the previously cooked pasta and chopped fresh parsley.

Note: Do not forget that it is important to accompany this meal with a soup or a good salad!

Recipe and images by nutritionist Ana Isabel Monteiro on the Laranja Lima nutrição

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