Lentil Bolognese with Gluten-Free Vegan Roasted Garlic Chickpea Amore

Recipe By: Ben Fenton of Boulder, CO



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. In a large (rimmed) skillet, heat the oil over medium/medium low heat.
  3. Add onions and garlic and a pinch of salt and gently sauté/sweat over low/medium heat for 2-3 minutes until onions start to become translucent.
  4. Add carrots and a pinch more salt and gently sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add marinara sauce, oregano, red pepper flakes (optional), basil, sugar, lentils and water. Turn up heat to bring mixture to a simmer and then reduce heat to low and stir occasionally and cook for 15-25 minutes depending on lentil type and until your preferred "doneness". Add more water if you prefer a thinner sauce.
  6. Meanwhile, boil pasta for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente.
  7. To serve, plate the pasta and spoon desired amount of bolognese on top of the pasta, garnish with parsley.