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12Ingredients
390Calories
55Minutes

This recipe for Pasta with Lentils is a great protein and fiber filled lunch or dinner entree for vegetarians and vegans, or those who simply want a pasta dish without meat. A thick and flavorful crushed tomato and orange sauce envelopes the cooked lentils, leaving you with a hearty sauce to serve over a bed of your favorite pasta. Be sure to let the lentils soak overnight before cooking. You can use any variety of lentils for this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 100 grams lentils
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 onion (sliced into small cubes)
  • 1 carrot (sliced into small cubes)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 100 milliliters orange juice
  • 200 grams pasta (you can use any type of pasta)
  • 425 grams crushed tomatoes (canned)
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

  1. Soak the lentils in warm water overnight.
  2. Boil the lentils using the same water in a large cooking pot at medium flame for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat a deep wide skillet with 1 dash olive oil at medium flame, then add the onion, carrot, garlic, and orange juice, and cook until you obtain a thick sauce.
  4. Heat water in a medium cooking pot at medium-high flame. Boil the pasta for 7 minutes and then strain it.
  5. Add the crushed tomatoes to the skillet where the sauce is and cook for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Strain the lentils, add them to the skillet, and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Turn off the stove, add the honey and bay leaves, mix, and serve the lentil sauce on top of the pasta.
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NutritionView more

390Calories
Sodium15%DV350mg
Fat9%DV6g
Protein31%DV16g
Carbs23%DV70g
Fiber48%DV12g

PER SERVING *

Calories390Calories from Fat50
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat6g9%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium350mg15%
Potassium790mg23%
Protein16g31%
Calories from Fat50
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate70g23%
Dietary Fiber12g48%
Sugars10g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Louise B. 25 May 2015
Lentils and pasta is a tasty and filling idea. The only change I made to this dish was to shred some mozzarella on top of each serving. The kids ate it up! Now we’ll try it on our neighbors! I’m sure it will be a success!