Recipe for National Spaghetti Day

Today is National Spaghetti Day and we’ve combined the ethos of Veganuary with this culinary festival to bring you a deliciously warming and cheerful dish to tantalize your taste buds. 

It also contains lots of yummy prebiotic fibre in the lentils, beans, garlic and onions as well as herbs to support your gut health and feed those friendly bacteria.

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, chopped 

3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 large green bell pepper, chopped

1½ cups dried lentils, rinsed

4 cups vegetable broth

1 450g can of chopped and drained chopped tomatoes

Optional, tin of cannelini or red kidney beans (or beans of your choice) 

2 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp dried basil

1tsp dried oregano

2-3 bay leaves

Sea salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

Any hard vegan cheese, grated

Fresh basil leaves

1 pack of rice/maize spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and saute the onion until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add the lentils, chopped peppers and vegetable broth, bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the lentils soften.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, beans (if using), tomato paste, dried herbs and bay leaves and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with grated cheese and fresh basil leaves and serve over cooked spaghetti.

Other articles that celebrate National Spaghetti Day:

National Spaghetti Day – PunchBowl

National Spaghetti Day – Holiday Insights

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