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Vegan Moroccan Bolognese Pasta

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

37 minutes

Serves:

4

Level:

Beginner

ABOUT THE RECIPE

Embark on a culinary odyssey with Vegan Moroccan Bolognese Pasta, a dish that transports you to the bustling souks and serene landscapes of Morocco.

This plant-based twist on the classic Italian bolognese infuses the bold flavors of North Africa into a comforting pasta dish.

It’s a fusion that celebrates the rich tapestry of Moroccan spices, bringing a touch of exotic flair to your dinner table.

PREPARATION

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Sauté: Heat oil, cook onion, carrot, celery, and garlic.

  2. Simmer Sauce: Add vegan mince, spices, tomato paste, tomatoes, and red wine. Simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. Cook Pasta: Boil pasta until al dente.

  4. Combine: Mix sauce with pasta, adding reserved pasta water as needed.

  5. Serve: Plate pasta, top with sauce, vegan parmesan, and herbs.

INGREDIENTS

Main Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 1 carrot, finely diced

  • 1 celery stick, finely diced

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 300g vegan mince or lentils

  • 1 tbsp Moroccan spice blend

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup red wine

  • 2 tsp sea salt

  • ½ tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 220g pasta (spaghetti)

Moroccan Spice Blend

  • 1 tbsp each: cumin, coriander, garlic powder, paprika, allspice

  • 1 tsp each: nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

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