Lentil Meatballs with fresh Tomato Sauce

 

INGREDIENTS

· 200g Biona Organic Beluga Lentils, drained

· 1 Onion, diced

· Drizzle, Biona Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

· 100g mushrooms, finely chopped

· 4 tbsp rolled oats 

· 1 lemon, zested

· Biona Organic White Spaghetti (optional) to serve 

 

SAUCE

· 1 garlic clove, crushed

· 1 can Biona Organic Chopped Tomatoes

· Basil, a small handful

 

METHOD

· Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Rinse the lentils well, then simmer in boiling water for 15 minutes until starting to go soft. Fry the onion in a drizzle of oil until soft but not brown, and allow to cool. Drain the lentils well and put in a blender with the cooled onion, mushrooms, oats and lemon zest. Pulse until the mix is combined (but don’t blend to a mush). Season, and roll into 16 balls, then put them on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes until golden and firm, turning them halfway through. 

· Meanwhile, make the tomato sauce by frying the garlic in some olive oil for a minute before adding the tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes.  Cook the spaghetti and drain well. Season the tomato sauce, and stir in the basil. Add the balls to the spaghetti, spoon over the tomato sauce, and serve.

 

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