Red and Green Lentil Pasta Sauce

Red and Green Lentil Pasta Sauce

I have not been my usual prolific posting self recently getting my head around some exciting work projects involving some London commuting well as my regional work.

It all come at a bit of a rush and has been evenings meals based on cereal and milk . The result was a total body rebellion in the form of a viscious cold striking at the beggining of the Bank Holiday weekend . My promise to myself therefore to become more organised and make sure the freezer is stocked for late returns home .

This pasta sauce is one of those maximum taste recipes that freezes really well and has been part of my repertoire since my vegetarian student days . It combines both two types of lentils to give maximum texture contrasts , the green lentils keep a nutty bite while the red lentils pretty much dissolve giving a velvet thickness to the sauce. This sauce really exceeds its basic and cheap ingredients .

If you are eating immediately , mix the sauce with cooked pasta and
warm through it really benefits from being allowed to
thoroughly coat the pasta .

The sauce will keep well for a
couple of days in the fridge or can be frozen which I have to do
quickly as I am prone to eating it straight from the bowl

This makes 6 one -person portions

Red and Green Lentil Pasta Sauce

100g of green lentils , contienental or puy
100g of red lentils
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
400g ( 1 can ) of tinned tomatoes
1 pint of warm water
2 tbsp of dried mixed herbs
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup of red wine

  1. Fry the onion and garlic in a little oil in a lidded saucepan
  2. Add the lentils , tomatoes , water herbs and wine
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper
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6 Responses to Red and Green Lentil Pasta Sauce

  1. Niamh says:

    This sounds delicious, I must give it a go. i adore lentils, they are so underused.

  2. Sophie says:

    Becky this sounds fab – I love dishes to have lots of texture as well as flavour (pasta can easily be a bit dull!). And very frugal too!

    I had a cold over the weekend too. It was really wet here so I’m glad I was at home with mine rather than camping 🙂

  3. andrew says:

    yum….always looking for new lentil recipes and new pasta sauces, so this is a nobrainer…

  4. easy recipes says:

    I love food that makes me smile, full of colors and passion. Thank You!

  5. I Like your pasta recipe!

  6. Will says:

    amazing – a great way to use up not only green but red lentils too! coming from a student who’s run out of money to buy other food…!

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