Lentil and vege penneReviewed by our expert panel
(at time of publication)
- ½ cup penne
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 spring onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- ½ x 400g can lentils in spring water, rinsed and drained
- ½ cup passata or tomato purée
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
- black pepper
1 In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to packet instructions.
2 Meanwhile, in a frying pan, heat half of the oil over medium-high. Add carrot, garlic, spring onion and broccoli and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes.
3 Add spinach, lentils, passata and chilli flakes. Add ½ cup water. Simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Add pasta to pan along with a little of the pasta water. Stir to combine.
4 Serve garnished with parmesan and black pepper then drizzled with remaining olive oil.
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free penne and check passata or tomato purée are gluten free.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 14g
–Saturated fat 4g
Dietary fibre 18g
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