by Chris Bavin

This recipe for delicious vegetarian bolognese sauce makes enough for 2 meals. Try it with rice and chilli, or as a lasagne or even topped with mash. See the recipe for details.

Each serving provides 296 kcal, 13g protein, 48g carbohydrates (of which 10g sugars), 4g fat (of which 2g saturates), 8.5g fibre and 0.3g salt.

Main course

Buyer's guide

They are the only lentil to be identified by area of cultivation – grown in the Le Puy region of France. Available from delis and some supermarkets, they will keep for up to a year in a cool dry cupboard.


Serve them hot or cold as a salad starter or as an accompaniment to poultry, meat or fish dishes, or use them in soups or casseroles.