Falling in love tastes a little bit like this sauce. For REAL. Theres something so hearty, filling and warming about a classic bolognese sauce - not much can beat it. Its a lazy version of spaghetti of meatballs and I’m so here for it.

This version is cheap, simple to make and is good every season. I can’t forget to mention its high in protein and 100% plant based / GF. Hollllla!

Serves 5-6

The Goods:

  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 chopped onion

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 cup ground walnuts

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked lentils

  • 2 15 oz. cans fire roasted crushed tomatoes

  • 1 cup rough chopped basil

  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper (more to taste)

  • salt to taste

The Method:

  1. In a large sauce pan or small stock pot, add your olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add onion and a pinch of salt. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes.

  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

  4. Add lentils, walnuts, and tomato paste. Mix well until paste is over everything.

  5. Add a pinch more of salt and black pepper.

  6. Add fire roasted tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes while stirring.

  7. Add basil, red chili flakes and taste for salt + pepper. Cook for 1 minute more

  8. Serve with your favorite brown rice pasta and almond ricotta!