One of the most leisurely meal preps to exist with just three ingredients and a healthy, fibrous, protein-packed plant-based meal..
Looking for a simple yet versatile plant-based recipe for your weekly meal prep? Look no further! This vegan Lentil Marinara recipe is a go-to option that requires just a few ingredients, offers flexibility in serving options, and guarantees a delicious and satisfying meal. Whether you prefer a quick and easy version or want to elevate it with additional veggies and spices, this recipe has got you covered!
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- Olive oil
- Red lentils, rinsed
- Jar (25 oz) of marinara sauce
- Salt or Vegan bouillon cubes
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- Heat the extra virgin olive oil
- Add the rinsed lentils
- Pour in the entire jar of marinara sauce and mix it
- Add the water, salt or vegan bouillon cubes
- Bring the lentils to a high simmer
- Place the lid on the pot and let the lentils simmer for 20 minutes.
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3 Ingredient Marinara Lentils (Vegan)
- 1 Stovetop
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup red lentils rinsed
- 1 25 oz jar of marinara sauce
- 25 oz filtered water
- 2 teaspoons salt or 2 vegan bouillon cubes
- Add the extra virgin olive oil and the lentils to a pot with a tight fighting lid, breaking apart any clumps.
- Add the jar of marinara. Fill the empty jar with filtered water. Return lid to jar and give the water a good shake. Add water/sauce mixture to the pot along with the salt. Stir thoroughly until the mixture is combined.
- Over medium-high heat, bring the lentils to a high simmer, place the lid on the pot and turn the heat to low. Let lentils simmer on low for 20 minutes. Turn off heat. Remove lid and stir.
- I love to serve these lentils over a bed of couscous with sautéed veggies on top, over toast, in a burrito or taco, tossed in some whole wheat pasta, or just by themselves with some added veggies.
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