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Lentil Tomato Pasta

Lentils for Lentil Tomato Pasta

Lentils with onion, garlic, green pepper, mushrooms, basil, Italian seasoning, dill and tomatoes create Lentil Tomato Pasta.

Ingredients

Olive oil
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1 small green pepper
1 red pepper
1-1/2 cup mushrooms
Basil (fresh, if possible)
Italian seasoning
Dill weed
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 cup lentils, uncooked

Directions

Put lentils in small sauce pan with 1-1/2 cups water, bring to boil, cover, let boil about 5 to 10 minutes, reduce heat, let simmer until mostly cooked.

In large sauce pan, dribble olive oil, add onion (chopped), garlic (chopped), pepper (chopped), mushrooms (sliced) and seasonings - saute until pepper becomes soft. Add tomatoes to vegetables; let simmer.

When lentils are ready, add them to sauce; cover and let simmer while preparing pasta. Stir occasionaly. Serve over cooked pasta.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings.

Did You Know?

Lentils are rich in the B Vitamin, folic acid.

Folic acid is important at the time of conception and after conception by women and low amounts of folic acid could put the fetus at risk of Neural Tube Defects.

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