Lentil & aubergine ragu
- CourseMain meal
- Prepare10 mins
- Cook25 mins
- Total time30 mins
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small aubergine, cut into 1cm dice
- 1 red onion, finely sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 180g dried tagliatelle
- 250g Merchant Gourmet Tomatoey French Puy & Green Lentils
- 1 Small handful basil leaves
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan. Add the aubergine, season and fry for 10 minutes, stirring regularly, until golden. Tip onto a plate and set aside. Add the remaining 1 tbsp oil along with the onion and fry for 5 minutes, then add the garlic and fry for 3 more minutes. Stir in the diced tomatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the tagliatelle according to pack instructions, then drain.
Return the aubergine to the pan, then tip in the lentils. Fill the pouch halfway with water and pour into the pan. Simmer gently until everything is warm, then stir through most of the basil. Serve the ragù over the tagliatelle with the remaining basil leaves scattered on top.
This ragù also makes a delicious base for a cottage pie – just tip into a small pie dish then top with a pack of mashed potato. Bake at 200°C for about 20 minutes or until piping hot.
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