Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Tagliatelle with lentil sauce (3 colours)

Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1, chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves, finely chopped
Carrot - 1, peeled and thinly sliced
Celery - 1 stick, thinly sliced
Chopped tomatoes - two 400 g cans
Green lentils - 1 cup
Tomato puree - 2 tbsp dissolved in 1 cup of hot water
Tagliatelle - 500 g

1) Heat the oil in a frying pan and when hot add the onion, garlic, carrot and celery. Cook for around 10 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
2) Transfer the vegetables to a slow cooker and add the tomatoes, lentils, tomato puree and season. Stir well. Cook on low for 6 hours.
3) When ready to serve, cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water for a few minutes, drain and toss with the sauce. Serves 4.

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