Vegan Bolognese Recipe

Vegan bolognese garnished with fresh parsley in a white bowl with two wooden spoons.

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Vegan Bolognese made with green lentils. A wonderful alternative to classic bolognese sauce.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup green lentils
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 250g pasta
  • A few sprigs of parsley, minced



  1. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan, add chopped onion and sauté until tender.
  2. Add in tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in green lentils and the spices. Pour 1 cup water.
  4. Cook until lentils are tender and remove from heat.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  6. Drain the pasta.
  7. Pour the lentil sauce over the cooked pasta.
  8. Sprinkle chopped parsley and stir.
  9. Serve it either hot as a main dish or cold as a salad.

Keywords: vegan bolognese, lentil bolognese, vegan bolognese sauce