This Food Waste Awareness Week (6-12th March), plant based pioneer, Moving Mountains have teamed up with charity, City Harvest to bring you a quick and simple, yet delicious recipe.

It uses ingredients most of us would usually throw away, contributing to the one-third of food wasted globally each year. Plus, in a further effort to reduce food waste, all of Moving Mountain’s products are frozen.

Moving Mountains Secret Veg Pasta Sauce with Plant Based Meatballs also makes getting your 5-a-day easier than ever before.


  • 8 MM meatballs
  • 2 lonely leeks, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 3 carrots (left over from mum’s new health kick juices), peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 ¼ awkward onions, finely chopped
  • 3 and a half celery stalks that nobody wants to eat,
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic (been in the fridge for weeks)
  • Handful of parsley, oregano and thyme dangerously close to it’s best before date 
  • 2 half used red bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 Courgette, finely chopped
  • 4 cans chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste (tomato puree)
  • 1 veg/ mushroom stock


  1. Heat the oil in a LARGE saucepan, over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and mixed herbs and stir for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add the remaining vegetables (celery, leeks, carrots, tomatoes, red pepper) and cook, covered, for around 20 minutes. Continually check and stir the vegetables, you want them to soften but not burn.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and stock. Stir until combined. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for a further 10 mins.
  4. Turn off the vegetable and allow to cool slightly and then blend until smooth.
  5. Whilst waiting for the sauce to cool down, place 8 MM plant-based meatballs into a pan and fry for 15 minutes until piping hot or place into the oven (preheat to 200°C/ Fan 180°C/Gas mark 6) for 20 minutes.
  6. 5 minutes in, bring 500g of Spaghetti to a boil for 10 minutes.
  7. Allow sauce to fully cool before pouring the leftover sauce into containers/zip lock bags and add the remainder to your spaghetti and plant-based meatballs
  8. Sprinkle some delicious plant-based cheese and bon appetit.