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Bolognaise sauce

Serves: 4
Prep: 5
Cook: 10

    This awesome meat-free meal, using canned items and pantry staples, will quickly become a firm family favourite!  This sauce is so versatile and is proper comfort food, full of fibre and protein. Serve over pasta, oven baked potatoes, in a vegetarian shepherds pie or simply over toast.

    Did you know ... canned foods are cheap, delicious pantry staples that can help you meet your daily nutrition goals and veggie intake? In fact, our expert dietitians say that canned foods can be just as good for you - and in some cases even better for you - than their fresh counterparts. 

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    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 brown onion, diced
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder 
    • 400g can diced tomatoes 
    • 400g can brown lentils, rinsed and drained 


    1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add onion and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and curry powder, sauté for 1 minute.
    2. Add tomatoes and lentils. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. 


    • Top with chopped black olives for an easy twist to the flavour.
    • Serving suggestions: Mix through wholemeal pasta, top on baked potatoes or sweet potato, place over wholegrain toast, use as a filling for a vegetarian shepherd’s pie.

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