Lentil & California Walnut Pasta Bolognese

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta, plant-based
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 560kcal
Author Eli Brecher


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion minced
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 2 sticks celery minced
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp dried paprika
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 100 g dried lentils rinsed
  • 75 g California walnuts finely chopped
  • 475 ml vegetable stock
  • 250 g pasta for serving


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots and celery and cook for around 10 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another 1 minute.
  • Add the paprika, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper, mixing the herbs in with the vegetables. Add the tinned tomatoes, lentils and finely chopped walnuts and stir everything together, then pour over the stock and give it another mix.
  • Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are cooked through and tender.
  • 10 minutes before serving, cook the pasta in a separate pan according to package instructions (or to your liking). Serve the Bolognese sauce over pasta with a sprinkle of and pepper, to taste.


Serving: 1447 | Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Fibre: 10g | Sugar: 15g
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