Porcini and Green Lentil Bolognese with Courgetti : Low Carb

Now, I enjoy eating meat, but I know there are readers who do not. In fact a friend of mine makes it a rule to go ‘meatless’ one evening each week! We each have to choose our eating choices, habits etc and which recipes we include in our meal plans.

This blog does offer a wide variety of recipe ideas, for your consideration, and by doing this it should be pointed out that not all may be suitable for YOU. If you may have any food likes / dislikes, allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account.

If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter …

Now, having said that, ‘folks’ say this is a very tasty dish, and I hope you may give it a try soon!

It’s a veggie Bolognese and has heaps of flavour from the porcini mushrooms – it works out at 5.8grams of carbohydrate per serving. So if you are living the LCHF lifestyle this could fit nicely into your meal plans! What do you think …

Serves Four

2 medium courgettes (zucchini)
40 g porcini mushrooms
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 leek, finely sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 x 400g tin chopped plum tomatoes
1 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
1 tsp dried thyme
250 g chestnut mushrooms, chopped
250 g cooked green lentils, drained and rinsed
A big handful of parsley leaves, chopped


1. Make the courgetti with the courgettes. You can do this with a spiraliser or a vegetable peeler to make long ribbons, then roll up and slice cross-sectionally. Set aside. (some supermarkets sell these already cut/prepared). 
2. Soak the porcini mushrooms in just enough hot water to cover, until soft. Drain and chop, but reserve the soaking liquid.
3. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over a medium heat and sauté the onions and leek for around 6-8 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic, tinned tomatoes, soy sauce, thyme, chestnut mushrooms and porcini mushrooms and mix through.
4. Add the lentils and cook on a medium-to-low heat for the next 15-20 minutes, adding splashes of porcini liqueur. The mixture should be softened and should thicken over time, without being watery. When ready, stir through the parsley and spoon over the courgetti.


If you prefer, blanch the courgetti in boiling water for 1-2 minutes to soften slightly.
Each Serving
5.8g Carbs  4.2g Fat  3.5g Protein
See original recipe idea here

Related Recipe Suggestions

Courgette / Zucchini Gratin : A tasty low carb light meal or side dish : see here

Diabetic Friendly Courgette / Zucchini Recipes : Lower Carb : see here

All the best Jan

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