Lentil Maranara Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 96.1
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 340.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    2 tablespoons quality extra-virgin olive oil
    2 medium onions, chopped
    1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
    2 medium stalks celery, washed and diced
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 large can (28 ounces) Italian tomatoes, crushed
    1 large can (16 ounces) tomato paste
    1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
    1 bay leaf
    2 tablespoons dried whole basil
    1 teaspoon dried whole oregano
    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    3 cloves garlic, diced
    1 cup orange lentils
    1/4tsp black pepper


1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery, garlic and carrot and sauté until the onions are translucent.
2. Add the salt, then the lentils, tomatoes and tomato paste. Mix well, bring just to a boil, lower heat, and continue to cook at a simmer.
3. Add the sugar, herbs, and spices, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4.Taste adjusting seasonings, add a little hot water if too thick. Remove the bay leaf. Serve over pasta

Serving Size: 8

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WIIGARDEN-NYMPH.

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