Mixed Veggie Tomato Sauce

Watercress: vit. A, B6, C, E, K + iodine, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, potassium,..

Fact 1: watercress is a superfood, the most nutrient-dense vegetable in the world and it even wins from kale

Fact 2: watercress has more vit. C than oranges, more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach

Nutritional yeast: vit. B’s + complete source of protein, fiber, magnesium, zinc, folic acid, biotin, iron

Fact 3: you can buy nutritional yeast fortified with vit. B12 and it’s glutenfree

Fact 4: nutritional yeast is a healthy replacer for (vegan) cheese, it has a salty, cheesy and nutty taste

Ingredients (3-4 servings):

  • olive oil
  • 700g/720 ml passata
  • pink himalayan salt
  • black pepper
  • a handful fresh basil
  • herb mix: rosemary, thyme, oregano,..
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 courgette (in 1-2 cm cubes)
  • a handful pitted black olives (halved)
  • 150g red lentils (uncooked)
  • 100g mushrooms (quartered)
  • 1 aubergine (in 4cm cubes)
  • 2 stalks black kale or curly kale (chopped)
  • 1 pack pasta/noodles (optional glutenfree)

Toppings (optional):

  • Nutritional yeast or vegan cheese
  • Watercress


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°c and get a baking tray with a baking sheet ready.
  2. Put the aubergine cubes on the baking tray and drizzle them with olive oil, salt and pepper. Put them in the oven for +/- 10 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. Get a medium cooking pot, add some olive oil and put on medium heat. Fry the onion until soft, add garlic, lentils, mushrooms, black olives and fry for 2 minutes. Then add the courgette and fry for another minute.
  4. Add the passata, basil, salt, pepper, herb mix, add some water (+/- 100ml) if the sauce is too thick and give it a good stir.
  5. When the aubergine is ready, add them into the sauce, turn to lowest heat and let the sauce simmer for +/- 30 minutes, but stir after 15 minutes.
  6. When the sauce is cooking for 20 minutes, add the kale.
  7. Take another cooking pan and start boiling water to cook the pasta. Add some salt to the water and follow the instructions to cook the pasta.
  8. Ready to serve! Don’t forget to put some nutritional yeast or vegan cheese on top and watercress.


Smakelijk! Bon appétit! Enjoy your meal!

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