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Name of Event

Italy - Anniversary of the Republic

Cuisine From



A lentil based Bolognese flavoured with garlic


Yield 4 servings
Preparation time 20 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
Main Ingredient Lentils


 3 cloves garlic minced or to taste

2 medium white onions thinly sliced

 1 green chilli seeds removed chopped (optional)

1 cup of green lentils (washed & drained)

400 gms (14 oz) fresh tomatoes chopped (canned diced tomatoes are an option) 

1 cup good quality red wine

1 carrot chopped

1 stick of celery inc. Leave finely chopped

 1 tsp dried thyme

Salt Pepper & pepper to taste

1 tbs olive oil

Whole grain pasta of choice


1. Fry garlic, onion and chilli until the onion is clear.

2 Add lentils and 1 cup of water. Simmer until lentils are soft

3 Add more water if required water

4 Add dry thyme, carrot & celery

5. Add tomatoes and red wine, simmer for 10 minutes or till mixture thickens

6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

7 While lentil mix is reducing, heat salted water for pasta & cook as per packet instructions, when cooked drain well.

8 Add pasta to lentil mix, mix well & serve while hot