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!
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
In a large sauce pan or small stock pot, add your olive oil over medium heat.
Add onion and a pinch of salt. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
Add lentils, walnuts, and tomato paste. Mix well until paste is over everything.
Add a pinch more of salt and black pepper.
Add fire roasted tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes while stirring.
Add basil, red chili flakes and taste for salt + pepper. Cook for 1 minute more
Serve with your favorite brown rice pasta and almond ricotta!