Spicy Lentil And Pepper Sauce For Pasta Or Rice Recipe

Step 1

In a deep pot, saut onions, garlic, and peppers in heated olive oil. Stir often. Cover and reduce heat to low, add tomato and juice, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add cooked lentils and seasonings (including chilies). Heat thoroughly before serving. If the mixture seems too dry at any time, add a few spoonfuls of water.

Step 2

Serve sauce over cooked pasta or brown rice.

Total Calories Per Serving (without pasta): 145 Fat: 4 grams

This article was originally published in the July/August 1994 issue of the _Vegetarian_Journal_, published by The Vegetarian Resource Group.

Things You'll Need

  • 1T Olive oil
  • 1lg Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1c Green and red bell pepper,
  • Finely chopped
  • 1lg Tomato, diced
  • 1c Vegetable juice
  • 1c Pre-cooked lentils
  • 2 Cooked, peeled hot chilies,
  • Finely minced (canned or
  • Fresh)
  • 1pn Basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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