We’ve given everyone’s favourite pasta dish a vegan makeover with this mushroom and aubergine vegan spaghetti Bolognese recipe. Packed with flavour from red wine, balsamic vinegar and oregano, you won’t know the meat is missing from this rich sauce.
Step 1Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, celery and carrot and cook gently for 10 mins, stirring regularly, until softened. Pour in the wine and let it reduce for 2-3 mins then stir in the garlic, tomato purée, vinegar and oregano. Cook for 1 min, then add the mushrooms, aubergine, lentils, chopped tomatoes, stock cube and 200ml water.
Step 2Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Cover the pan loosely and cook for 40-50 mins until the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency. Stir often and add a splash more water if the sauce starts to catch on the bottom of the pan.
Step 3Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta to pack instructions. To serve, stir the soy sauce and almond milk into the sauce and spoon over the drained pasta. Garnish with a few fresh basil leaves, if you like.