Mushroom & Lentil Bolognese

Rich, flavoursome and really simple, this vegan-twist on the traditional Italian Bolognese is a staple in our household. We absolutely love the richness from the wine and the protein-packed lentils give the recipe a real hearty taste.

Honestly, you’d be surprised just how often we reach for this recipe after a long day at work! Apart from the pasta, you can cook everything in one pan, and we usually throw in some grated vegan cheese when we combine the sauce with the pasta at the end. Have a go and don’t forget to tell us what you think!

Serves 3.

Mushroom & Lentil Bolognese

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Mushroom & Lentil Bolognese
Mushroom & Lentil Bolognese
Servings
3 people
Ingredients
  • oil (for frying)
  • 1 garlic chopped
  • 2 celery chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary chopped
  • 250 g mushrooms chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegan red wine
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 400g tin green lentils drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 250 g dry pasta
  • 100 g vegan cheese grated
Servings
3 people
Ingredients
  • oil (for frying)
  • 1 garlic chopped
  • 2 celery chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary chopped
  • 250 g mushrooms chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegan red wine
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 400g tin green lentils drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 250 g dry pasta
  • 100 g vegan cheese grated
Mushroom & Lentil Bolognese
Instructions
  1. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic, celery, onion, carrot, rosemary and thyme. Cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Add the red wine, tomatoes, lentils, bay leaves, tomato puree and salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and simmer for a further 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta as per packet instructions.
  5. Combine the cooked pasta with the bolognese sauce, along with most of the grated cheese.
  6. Serve with the remaining cheese.

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Easy Pesto Pasta

Easy Pesto Pasta

We usually turn to this recipe after we’ve had a long, tiring day and we’re looking for a really quick, simple and tasty meal. The trick is using homemade pesto, which is super easy and will last for a few days in the fridge.

You can also experiment with different vegetables, but we enjoy the sweetness from the tomatoes and peppers, while the peas add some lovely colour to the dish.

Serves 2-3 people.

Easy Pesto Pasta

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Easy Pesto Pasta
Easy Pesto Pasta
Servings
2-3 people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 150 g dry pasta
  • 1/2 cup soya cream
  • 2 tbsp vegan pesto (link for recipe below)
  • 50 g vegan cheese (for grating)
  • coconut oil (for frying)
Servings
2-3 people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 150 g dry pasta
  • 1/2 cup soya cream
  • 2 tbsp vegan pesto (link for recipe below)
  • 50 g vegan cheese (for grating)
  • coconut oil (for frying)
Easy Pesto Pasta
Instructions
  1. If you want to make your own pesto, follow our simple recipe (link below).
  2. Prepare the vegetables by slicing the tomatoes in half and slicing the red pepper into strips.
  3. Heat a tsp of coconut oil in a frying pan on a medium to high heat. Add the tomatoes and the pepper, and fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Next, add the frozen peas to the frying pan and continue to fry everything for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta to the packet’s instructions.
  6. Add the soya cream and 2 tbsp of pesto to the frying pan, and cook for a further minute. Stir until everything is combined.
  7. Drain the pasta and add to the frying pan.
  8. We recommend serving with grated vegan cheese.

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Follow our simple recipe for vegan pesto here.

Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara

Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara

Serves 2.

Ingredients

160g spaghetti
160g mushrooms sliced
100g spinach
2 cloves garlic chopped

For the sauce…
3/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup soya milk
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
Handful of parsley

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara
– Full recipe http://bit.ly/2fTAOcv

Posted by So Vegan on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Method

1. Soak cashews in hot water for one hour to soften.

2. Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions.

3. Add a little olive oil to a saucepan and fry the mushroom and garlic for 8 minutes. Add the spinach and parsley, and fry for a further 5 minutes.

4. Prepare the sauce by combining all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.

5. Drain the spaghetti and transfer to saucepan with the mushrooms. Pour the carbonarra sauce on top and mix until everything is combined.

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Roasted Tomato And Basil Pasta

Roasted Tomato And Pasta

Serves 4.

Ingredients

800g tomatoes halved
3 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp oregano
Drizzle of olive oil
Small handful of basil
300g whole wheat spaghetti

Roasted Tomato And Basil Pasta

Roasted Tomato And Basil Pasta
– Full recipe http://bit.ly/2cIcvAd

Posted by So Vegan on Thursday, 8 September 2016

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200°C.

2. Place tomatoes in baking dish and add garlic, salt, pepper, chilli, oregano, and olive oil, using your hands to evenly coat the tomato halves. Ensure all halves are face up.

3. Place baking dish into preheated oven for 20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as per packet instructions.

5. Remove tomatoes from oven and crush each tomato half with a fork to get the juices out.

6. Rip basil into small pieces and add to tomato sauce.

8. Fold spaghetti into tomato sauce until fully combined, then serve and top with chopped basil.

Nutritional information per serving:

Nutritional Information for Roasted Tomato and Basil Pasta