RECIPE - Lentil Tomato Pasta Sauce

You are going to love this one!

Lentil Tomato Pasta Sauce
A nutritious homemade pasta sauce, beautifully served here with gluten free locally made CT Fine Foods Carrot Fettuccine Pasta, and enhanced with the local gorgeous Noosa Chili Jam! I know the Sunshine Coast is awesome!.  
Ingredients
·         1 kilo tomatoes
·         1 cup brown lentils
·         1 litre vegetable stock
·         1 onion, chopped
·         3 cloves Australian garlic, finely chopped
·         ½ cup tomato paste
·         ¼ cup Chili Jam (optional) I used local Noosa Chili Jam
·         1 tsp dried marjoram
·         1 tsp dried thyme
·         Karom Pink Himalyan salt, to taste
·         Cracked black pepper, to taste
·         1 packet pasta, I used here CT Fine Foods, Gluten Free Carrot Fettuccine Pasta
·         1 cup water, if required
Method
·         Cut tomatoes with an x on the bottom.
·         Place tomatoes in a bowl and cover with boiling water for 3 minutes.
·         Drain and allow to cool, skin should remove easily, discard skin.
·         Bring vegetable stock to the boil in a saucepan.
·         Add in lentils and reduce to a simmer.
·         In a frying pan fry onion until lightly translucent add in garlic, thyme and marjoram, stir together over a medium low heat for 2 minutes.
·         Chop up the tomatoes or put through a food processor.
·         Add tomatoes to onion mixture.
·         Stir through tomato paste, and Chilli Jam, season to taste with salt and pepper.
·         Simmer on a low heat for 45 minutes, stirring.
·        When lentils are cooked add them into the tomato mixture, add a little extra water if needed.
·         Simmer all together for 2- 3 minutes on a low heat to allow all flavours to combine.
·         Serve.
Notes
·         This is a fantastic recipe when you have plenty of tomatoes growing in the garden.
·         Tomatoes can also be de-seeded prior to chopping.
·         Make a big batch and freeze it! Great also to use in a lasagne, home-made pies and more.
·         High in protein.
Toddler Tips
·         Break fettuccini into smaller toddler friendly pieces before cooking.
·         Top with a little grated cheese and serve with crusty whole meal bread.
·         Kids love this dish but be prepared for them to get a little messy!


This recipe was a twist on an old family favourite in a recipe creation commercial project for supermarket Maleny Supa IGA and a 52 recipe card series I did.
I am available for commercial, print ready recipe creation work, with or without taste testing events, cooking demonstrations - contact me to find out more.

12 comments:

  1. This is just the sort of recipe I like--wish I could get some of that Noosa Chilli Jam. My daughter lives close to Noosa, but I'm stuck in snowy England. Have been for 25 years now so I guess I've grown roots. Haha.

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    1. Maybe your daughter could post you some Noosa Chilli Jam!
      I am a huge Austen fan so have very romantic ideas of England, and have family there so cant wait to visit it one day! Beautiful part of the world x

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  2. Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing. Dropping by from UBC.

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  3. I've been looking for meals with more vegetables and such. I might give this one a try :)

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