Lentil Marinara Sauce – Lentils.org

Lentil Marinara Sauce

  By lentilsorg      

July 14, 2015

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This sauce is as versatile as it gets! Classic marinara flavours are only made better with the nutritious addition of cooked lentils of your choice.

  • Prep: 10 Minutes
  • Cook: 1 Hour
  • 10 Minutes

    1 Hour

    1 Hour 10 Minutes

  • Yields: 14


  1. Heat oil on medium in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic; cook until translucent. Add all other ingredients except lentils, basil, honey, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for one hour, until sauce thickens.
  2. Remove from heat, add lentils, honey and basil. Stir gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil

1/2 cup (125 mL) finely diced onions

1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced garlic

2 ¼ cups (560 mL) crushed tomatoes

2 ¼ cups (560 mL) fire roasted tomatoes

1 Tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped parsley

1 Tbsp (15 mL) dry oregano

2 bay leaves

5 basil leaves, fine chop

1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey

3 cups (750 mL) cooked lentils

to taste, salt and pepper


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1/2 cup (125 mL)
Sodium190 mg
Potassium292 mg
Protein5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar5 g
Total Fat3 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Carbohydrates15 g
Dietary Fiber5 g