vegan bolognese sauce (fat free)

This is a simple, fat free and delicious vegan bolognese sauce recipe. Instead of meat substitutes or TVP, I am using dry red lentil. You can add more red lentil if you prefer a more “meaty” sauce but I I like my sauce thin and light. You can also use 1-2 Tbsp of olive or canola oil to saute the onion and garlic instead of water.

vegan bolognese sauce


1 medium onion, thinly chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cup homemade or canned tomato sauce or crashed tomatoes
1/2 red lentil
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

fat free red lentil "bolognese" sauce

Place a medium pot with 1/4 cup of water over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add all the other ingredients, except the parsley and cook for about 20 minutes. Add the parsley, lower the heat and cook for few more minutes, adding a bit of water if necessary. Serve over pasta. Enjoy!


5 thoughts on “vegan bolognese sauce (fat free)

  1. What do you mean by “tomato sauce”. Is this just pureed tomatoes or does it have other stuff in it? I’m from the uk and only every seen this phrase used in American recipes.


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