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Lentil Bolognese Recipe

by Sarah Syakira

This time we make Lentil Bolognese recipe, this is a vegetarian recipe. Bolognese is a food with a strong, rich and hearty taste. This is a plant-based lentil meal but the taste is deep. You can mix it with your favorite pasta. You can get creative, but whatever the story, these vegetarian lentils are nutrient-dense and simple, perfect for the whole family.

Lentil bolognese is a simple dish that you can easily serve as your dinner menu. This is a warm meal, so it’s perfect for you to enjoy on a cold night with your family.

After all, this is vegan food, you who are vegetarians don’t have to be afraid of this recipe. All ingredients are plant-based and you are safe to eat them. For those of you who want to enjoy a more delicious dinner, it seems that trying the lentil bolognese recipe is the best alternative for you.

If you want to try this simple recipe, we are here to provide it for you. These are the ingredients you must provide.

Ingredients for making lentil bolognese



Lentils – small lentils are better than large or old ones. We used black caviar lentils. You can also use sub-French green lentils, and split lentils.

Garlic and onion – both added for better flavour.

Carrots and celery – Both will give a sweet taste and complexity, instead of celery you can use oregano.

Tomato paste – This is beneficial for adding depth and richness

Red wine – For added complexity (Optional)

Fresh tomatoes – you can also use canned tomatoes

Veggie stock – Adds flavor and taste

Hemp seeds (or toasted walnuts or pecans) for a richer taste and better texture

Balsamic vinegar – for a punch of flavor and brightness

How to Make Lentil Bolognese

– Saute onions in olive oil until fragrant

Saute onions in olive oil until fragrant

– Add the celery, carrots, and garlic, cook and stir for 5 minutes, then add the seasonings and seasonings.

– Then Add tomato paste, cook until slightly browned, add a little red wine and cook again.

Then Add tomato paste

– Add tomatoes and its juice

Add tomatoes and juice

– Then add the lentils, hemp seed, walnuts and stock

Then add the lentils

Note: small lentils are better and tastier, the smaller the better

– Bring to a boil and cover, cook for 20-30 minutes.

bring to boil

– When it is tender, remove the lid, and cook some of the liquid.

remove the lid, and cook some of the liquid

– Taste and add stock, stir in balsamic vinegar.

– Serve with a spoon neatly arranged, if you like, you can season it with parmesan cheese and pecorino.

Serve with a spoon neatly arranged

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That’s the recipe for making lentil bolognese, a simple recipe, rich in nutrients and a vegetarian food that you should not miss on your week.

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Lentils Bolognese Recipe

Lentil Bolognese Recipe, Vegan Recipe

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 268 calories 11.5 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 large onion, diced
  3. 1 ½ cup carrots, small diced
  4. 1 ½ cups celery diced
  5. 4–6 cloves garlic, rough chopped
  6. 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  7. ½ teaspoon pepper
  8. ¼ teaspoon chili flakes- optional
  9. 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or thyme (or 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs)
  10. ⅓ cup tomato paste
  11. Generous splash red wine (optional) ¼ cup-ish
  12. 1 1/4 cup black caviar lentils (or other small lentils- see notes)
  13. 3 medium tomatoes, diced with juices (or sub a 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes)
  14. 3 ½ cups veggie stock or broth (or sub water plus 2–3 boullion cubes)
  15. ¾ cup hemp seeds, or crushed toasted walnuts or pecans
  16. 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


Lentil bolognese is a rich and powerful vegan recipe. II is a plant food rich in taste like meat. Whatever your preferences, this vegan recipe is something you will treasure the most in your life.

  1. Heat the oil in the big oven or you can use dutch oven and use high heat, add the onions and sauté for 2 minutes or until fragrant. When it smells good, now reduce the heat to medium heat. Add carrots, pepper, salt, garlic, chili flakes, and spices and sauté for 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add tomato paste, cook again until lightly browned, glaze with wine (optional), remove tomato chunks, add tomatoes and tomato juice, and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add lentils, broth, flaxseed and if not there can be substituted with walnuts. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, reduce heat, and simmer until lentils are tender.
  4. Cook again without the lid until most of it is cooked. Add balsamic vinegar, adjust to the balsamic content.
  5. Serve with your favorite pasta, can be served on top of creamy polenta, can also be sprinkled with pecorino cheese, or just use Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle!


If your bolognese is bland or veggie broth, then you can improve the taste by adding soy sauce, you can also add restaurant pasta (mixed with a little water).

Lentil Bolognese Nutritional Value

For one serving, this meal contain nutrition as below:

Calories: 268, Sugar: 6.4 g, Sodium: 481.6 mg, Fat: 11.5 g, Saturated Fat: 1.3 g, Carbohydrates: 30.9 g, Fiber: 6.6 g, Protein: 13.9 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg.

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