Having leftovers vegetables in your fridge? Try our vegetable ragu! It is delicious and really simple to make.
I x onion chopped finely (red, white or shallot doesn’t matter which one)
2 x Diced Celery Sticks ( or more if you want to bulk it out)
2 x Diced Carrots
Diced Any other Vegetables, e.g aubergines, courgettes, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers
4 Garlic Cloves (no worries if you don’t have it just add more spice!)
50g Red Lentils
2 x 400g Tinned Tomatoes or 5 - 8 Large Tomatoes Chopped
Lots of herbs ( I like to add Cinnamon and
Tbsp Olive Oil
200ml - 300ml of Stock or Water
Tip the onion into a large non-stick saucepan and let it cook for about 4 - 5 mins on medium heat, add the garlic, any other herbs and all the vegetables (Celery, Carrots and any other veg you have lying around with a couple of tbsp of water. Cook gently, stirring often, until the vegetables are soft.
Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree (If you have it) and a tbsp Marmite ( Vegemite or Bovril will do as well), cook on high heat for 1-3 min more then add the lentils and bring up to the boil. Stir it all together.
Add the Water (or Stock) and let it simmer for about an hour, constantly checking on it and adding more water if needed. Once it has reduced and you are hungry dig in!
Tips - You can have it with Pasta, or Spiralise Courgette or Rice.
Also, add some Cheese to it, and if you want some Capers (Yum)