Pasta with Lentils
With this lentil and pasta dish you can substitute just about any type pasta for this recipe, instead of the spaghetti.
vegetable cooking spray
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
1 teaspoon olive oil
2/3 cup celery, diced
3 cups vegetable broth or stock
1 cup dried lentils
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound spaghetti
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup parmesan cheese *
Cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add oil. Place over medium heat until hot. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook until crisp-tender.
Stir in vegetable broth or vegetable stock, lentils and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until lentils are tender.
Remove and discard the bay leaf. Stir in salt and pepper.
Combine lentil mixture with spaghetti and toss well to combine. Serve immediately.
Why not try making this recipe with home made pasta?
* Traditional Parmesan is not exactly a vegetarian cheese, there are though a limited number of alternatives.
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