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Lentil Bolognese

26th January 2022



  • Olive oil
  • Onions 
  • Carrots 
  • Red peppers 
  • Peas 
  • Red lentils 
  • Chopped tomatoes 
  • Tomato puree 
  • Vegetable stock 
  • Oregano and thyme 
  • Spaghetti or Tagliatelle 
  • Basil 



  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onions, carrots and peppers. Cook gently for 15-20 minutes until everything is softened.
  2. Stir in the lentils, peas, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, herbs and stick. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 40 minutes until the lentils and tender. Add a splash of water if needed. 
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Add a few basil leaves for flavour. 
  4. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. 


Health properties:

  • Packed with nutrients and vitamins to strengthen the immune system. 
  • High in vegetables that boast an antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Lentils are high in prebiotic fibre which promotes digestive function and fuels the beneficial gut bacteria. 
  • Lentils are a good source of plant protein important for tissue growth and repair. 
  • Chopped tomatoes contain potassium an important mineral for stabilising fluid in and around cells. This is important for heart rhythm, nerve communication and muscle movements. 

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