Coming from an Italian family, I’ve always been a huge lover of Italian food. When I went vegetarian this posed a massive problem for many of my favourite dishes, pasta being one of them. 3 years later I now have an abundance of healthy, meat free, pasta dishes that are a staple in my diet including this particular one.
This version of a bolognese sauce replaces the minced meat component of traditional bolognese and instead is packed full of veggies! For this reason it would have to be a favourite of mine. With the combination of vegetables and the protein aspect coming from the lentils, this means its both satisfying and filling! Paired with some delicious gluten free, buckwheat pasta and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Something I love about this dish is its versatility; most of the ingredients can be swapped for others, or left out altogether. Another ingredient I love to add in is peas, a handful of chopped kale is another great addition, or for a pop of colour corn is your answer. Not to mention delicious herbs like basil or parsley. Theres really no rules with this one, you can be as creative as you like.