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Lentil spaghetti

This is a nutritious meal and packed with flavor. Each portion contains 20g of protein.

Time 30 mins
Skill Level Intermediate

Ingredients List

Serves 2
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 50 g red lentils
  • 150 g spaghetti fresh basil (1082)


  1. Add the onion, celery and carrot, all finely chopped, and gently saute for 10 mins with a dash of water.
  2. Stir in the garlic, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, bay leaf, hot vegetable stock and red lentils
  3. Cover and simmer for 15 mins, stirring from time to time
  4. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the pack instructions, then drain, reserving 3 tbsp cooking water
  5. Stir that into the sauce with the fresh or dried basil, and serve with the pasta
  6. Add some freshly ground black pepper and fresh basil leaves, if you like.

This dish does require a lot of chopping, however it is possible to purchase pre cut carrots and onion in most frozen sections of supermarkets.