pasta with lentil-sauce

Pasta with lentil-sauce and vase with white flower on a table.

This is one of my favorite dishes and it totally fits my healthy/gym addict/almost vegetarian lifestyle (okay, let´s be honest, I cheat a lot but at least I try). This is some kind of self-created vegetarian bolognese. It tastes delicious and contains a lot of fresh and healthy ingredients. Especially lentils are real superfoods. They belong to the oldest cultivated plants and contain a lot of fibers, protein and important nutrients like magnesium, zinc, potassium and some vitamins. Very useful for vegetarians or vegans!

Pasta with lentil-sauce and vase with white flower on a table.

This is what you need for 2 persons:

1/2 fennel
1 bell pepper, red
1 small onion
2 carrots
2 cloves of garlic
80 g red lentils
400g canned tomatoes
olive oil
pepper, oregano, basil, salt, chilli powder
150 ml low-fat cream or soy cream (if you´re vegan)
some parmesan (if you´re not vegan)
capers and green olives
250g pasta

Pasta with lentil-sauce and parmesan

Cut the vegetables, garlic and onions into small pieces. Fry the onions and garlic in some olive oil. After a few minutes you can add the vegetables and fry it all together. Separately boil the lentils according to the instructions (about 10 mins.)Pour off the lentils and mix them with the roasted vegetables. Add the canned tomatoes, the spices and the low-fat cream and bring it to the boil. Finally, add olives and capers and serve the sauce with hot pasta and some Parmesan.

Voilà, bon appétit!

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