This sauce is the real deal! The sauce is smooth and creamy, contains protein from red lentils, and it of course has that delicious roasted red pepper taste. This can be used for pasta, but also as a tasty dip.

Creamy Protein Packed Roasted Red Pepper Sauce [Vegan]



  • shallot
  • 1 leek
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red lentils
  • 2 roasted red peppers
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Peel and slice the shallots. Add them to a soup pot and saute (in water or oil) on low heat.
  2. Clean and slice the leek. Add to the shallots and raise the heat just a bit. Saute until starting to soften.
  3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, a minute or two.
  4. Add the tomato paste. Use a spoon to spread it around and cook it down for a minute or two.
  5. Add the red lentils, roasted peppers, water and salt.
  6. Cook until the red lentils are completely cooked down.
  7. Let the mixture cool for a few and then pour and blend until smooth
  8. Enjoy on pasta or as a dip!


Feel free to roast orange and yellow peppers for this sauce too.