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How to: Zucchini Noodles with Lentil Bolognase

Zucchini Noodles with Lentil Bolognese

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Italian/American

Description

Healthy pasta! Zucchini noodles with Lentil Bolognase. You’d never guess this meal was vegan!


  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Italian/American
  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Italian/American
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped 
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped 
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper 
  • 1 cup dried red lentils
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves 
  • 4 cups vegetable broth 
  • 4 zucchini, peeled and spiralized using a spiralizer 
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 
  • salt/pepper 

Instructions

  1. For the Bolognese:
  2. Add the oil to a large stock pan and heat over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions, carrots, and celery along with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes until soft and reduced.
  4. Add in the garlic, sugar, balsamic vinegar and dried herbs and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring often so the garlic doesn’t burn.
  5. Add the lentils, tomato paste, bay leaves and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30-40 minutes until lentils are soft.
  6. Remove the bay leaf and season to taste with salt and pepper. Depending on what brand of vegetable broth/stock you used- you might need a pinch of salt or none at all!
  7. For the noodles:
  8. While the sauce is cooking, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and prep the zucchini.
  9. Toss zucchini with oil and small pinch salt/pepper.
  10. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer and cook for 7-10 minutes until just soft.
  11. Serve bolognese over zucchini noodles.

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