Vegan Lentil Pasta

Easy Vegan Pasta with Red Lentils

For today’s pasta I chose to make really nice tomato sauce. This recipe is inspired by my friend from Kazakhstan. When she visited me in Cyprus, she shared with me a secret, which makes tomato sauce really special, tasty and good in texture! Though I made changes to her recipe to make it low-fat and reacher in fiber and proteins, it worked out well and now this sauce is one of my favorites for pasta. Hope you will give it a try and tell me what you think.

When we were doing groceries last time we saw spaghetti 50 cm long, sold with discount. 50 cm! That’s a challenge to cook it without breaking! But I did it! And it was fun)

Do you break spaghetti when you cook? I personally don’t like broken spaghetti, I like it to be long!

Easy Vegan Pasta with Red Lentils

Easy to make pasta, rich in proteins, with delicious tomato sauce. You can make it WFPB by choosing whole-grain pasta and skipping oil.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: Pasta, Red Lentils, Spaghetti, Vegan
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 722kcal
Author: Anastassiya Vizzini


  • 170 g Spaghetti (dry)
  • 150 g Red Lentils (dry)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 pc Chili  (dry)
  • 5 medium Tomatoes 5
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 0.5 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 l Water to cook spaghetti and lentils

For serving:

  • 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Dill


  • Cook lentils in 300 ml water (1:2). Usually it takes about 10-15 min to cook.
  • Cook spaghetti following instructions on the package.
  • Meanwhile preheat the frying pan and add 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Add finely diced onion and fry till it is golden brown.
  • Add chopped chili pepper. I use dried chili, you can use fresh or chili powder or skip this part. Matter of taste)
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add finely grated garlic (garlic paste). This is the most important part! Add as much garlic as possible! This will make sauce thick and viscous!
  • Add turmeric.
  • Once lentils are cooked - add it to the sauce, mix well and simmer for another 5 minutes.Now you can serve spaghetti!
  • Add some dill and Nutritional Yeast on top (for "parmesan" kick)


Nutrition facts

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*To make the recipe WFPB skip oil (use splashes of water for frying instead) and replace regular spaghetti with whole-grain pasta.

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Anastassiya Vizzini

I am Anastassiya - Vegan Nutritionist, author and administrator of the Vizzini Journal. I have been vegan since 2017 and I feel the urge to contribute into development of this movement. It is my sincere belief that maintaining vegan lifestyle is something truly self-loving. And I think that self-love is the strongest tool you can use to change the world around you for the better.

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