For people who choose to eat a vegetarian diet it is important to have a few easy to prepare meals that taste great. Pasta dishes especially spaghetti are great for vegetarian meals as they are generally easy to prepare and the addition of vegetables increases the health benefits of these types of meals. The following is a great vegetarian recipe to add to your collection.
1 Brown Onion, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Cloves of Garlic, Crushed
2 Zucchini, chopped
1 Medium Egg Plant, chopped
2 Yellow Squash, Chopped
3/4 Cup of red lentils, drained
2 Tomatoes, chopped
800g bottle of Italian Tomato Pasta Sauce
350g of broccoli, cut into florets
1/4 Cup of Parsley
375g of dried spaghetti
Shaved Parmesan cheese
1. In a large heavy based sauce pan heat the 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onion and he garlic to the sauce pan and cook for 5 minutes until the onion is soft.
2. Add the squash, zucchini and eggplant to the sauce pan and cook for 5 minutes while stirring. Add the lentils, tomato, pasta sauce and 1/2 cup of cold water. Bring the contents up to the boil and reduce heat to medium low. Cook covered for approximately 20 minutes add broccoli and cook for a further 10 minutes uncovered until the lentils are tender.
3. In a separate saucepan add enough water to cover the spaghetti, a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. Follow the pack instructions for how long to cook the spaghetti. Once cooked drain the pasta.
4. Divide the cooked spaghetti into serves and top with the vegetable sauce. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top.