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Lentil Beluga Bolognese

News Icon 3/16/2021

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Credit: Eat Forum

Lentil Beluga Bolognese

This recipe was originally created by Johanna Jonsson & Hanna Olvenmark and published by EAT Forum as part of their Planetary Health Menu.

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 30 minutes


  • 2 dl (0.85 cups) beluga lentils (dry)
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 dice of vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 medium-sized parsnip
  • 400 g (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 dl (0.85 cups) oat cream
  • 2 tablespoons frozen herbs, ex. basil and parsley
  • 1 pinch of sambal oelek or chili flakes
  • 1-2 dl (0.42-0.85 cups) water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Pasta for 4 persons


  1. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Place a pan on medium-high heat and gently fry the onion and garlic in oil until blanc. Add the paprika powder.
  2. Rinse the lentils and add them in the pan. Stir and add the tomato puree.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes, water and vegetable broth. Bring to a slow boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Peel and chop the parsnip finely. Add the parsnip and the spices to the bolognese.
  5. Prepare the water for the pasta and bring it to boil. Add the pasta and salt and boil until al dente.
  6. When the bolognese has slowly boiled for totally 20-25 minutes, taste the lentils and parsnip and make sure they are cooked through. If not, continue to boil until they are. Add the oat cream, stir and add additional salt and pepper if needed.


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