I must admit I do love a classic bolognese tomato sauce, but I also love incorporating more plant based meals into my routine. I am a big fan of lentils because of their meaty texture and incredible nutrient content. Lentils are an excellent source of protein, iron, and fibre.
This tomato sauce is raw, which makes it super easy and quick to make. You can even use canned lentils to save even more time.
This recipe is perfect for zoodles (zucchini noodles) or a combination of spaghetti and zoodles. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup sun dried tomatoes
1 bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 -3 fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp. dried rosemary
Pepper to taste
¼ tsp. salt
2 tsp. maple syrup
1 ½ cups canned or fresh diced tomatoes
½ onion, chopped
½ tsp. cumin
2 cups cooked lentils (can be canned, drained, and rinsed)
Add olive oil and sun dried tomatoes to a food processor and blend. Add bell pepper, garlic, basil, rosemary, salt and pepper, cumin, maple syrup, onion, and diced tomatoes to a food processor and blend until a desired consistency is reached.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Stir in lentils and enjoy over zoodles or noodles.
I hope you find this sauce as comforting and delicious as I do.
This recipe is a spin on a recipe created by Sarah (local organic farmer) for our farm to table raw workshop last year. We have an upcoming farm to table herb workshop on Sunday July 15th from 1-3pm at Mount Wolfe Forest Farm.
If you are interested in attending you can get your tickets by clicking here!
Cheers to happy and healthy eating. :)
Until next time,
Eat Right Feel Right - Angela XO