Ingredients needed for your Vegan Bolognese with Soya
Bolognese sauce is one of the most liked and popular pasta sauces. As you’ve probably guessed already, it originates from Bolognia and it’s made from tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes and minced meat.
The good news is you can easily substitute the minced meat with soya mince or lentils and enjoy a vegan meal… Naturally, you’ll have to skip the parmesan as well.
Soya mince or soya granules are a good substitute of minced meat in traditional dishes. If you are fasting or vegan, the soya granules are perfect for preparing classic recipes without missing your favorite tastes – traditional stuffed peppers, moussaka or meatballs for example.
There are a lot of different opinions regarding soya products and their beneficial qualities. That’s why I always buy organic soya granules and look particularly for non-genetically modified soya on the packaging. I definitely recommend choosing only quality products.
How to prepare this tasty Vegan Bolognese with Soya Mince
Vegan Bolognese with Soya Mince
- 1 cup soya mince
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 carrot small
- 1 stalk of celery
- 1 red pepper
- 400 g fresh tomatoes
- 3-4 sprigs of basil or 1 tbs dried basil
- 100 ml of white wine if desired
- 3 tbs olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Chili pepper if desired
- Soak the soy mince in water according to the instructions on the package.
- Finely chop the onion and garlic. Cut the carrot and pepper into very small cubes. If you’re using fresh basil, finely chop the leaves and sprigs. Leave a few leaves for decoration. Wash and cut the celery stalks.
- Pour olive oil into a pan, add the chopped onions and garlic and stir. Add the remaining vegetables after a few minutes. Then add the soy mince (drained from the water) and thoroughly mix. Pour in the white wine, stir and wait until the liquid evaporates.
- If you’re using fresh tomatoes, roughly chop and add them to the rest of the ingredients. Canned tomatoes are usually diced, so you don’t have to do anything beforehand.
- Mix the vegan Bolognese sauce with your favorite whole wheat egg-free pasta (a lot of kinds of pasta are made without eggs, just refer to the information on the packaging). Sprinkle with whole leaves of basil or parsley and serve.