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An open wrap on tin foil that has lentil burrito filling, homemade salsa, lettuce, avocado and topped with Greek yogurt.

Lentil Burrito

Aliza Hunt, Dietetic Student
This is a delicious and easy to put together vegetarian lentil burrito recipe that is perfect to make for a weeknight dinner.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 585 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor
  • 1 Frying Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large whole wheat tortillas

Lentil Filling

  • 1 can lentils drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup pepitas roasted & unsalted, see note 2
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • tsp chili powder
  • tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Salsa

  • 2 medium tomatoes any type
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper for less spice, don’t use the seeds
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • tsp salt

Additional Toppings

  • Avocado, mashed mashed
  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Leafy greens (lettuce, spinach, spring mix)

Instructions
 

  • Lentil Filling:
  • Add all ingredients for the lentil filling into a food processor and pulse until everything is combined but not all the way until smooth (we want to keep some of the texture from the pepitas).
  • Once the mixture is combined, place into a frying pan and heat through
  • Salsa:
  • While the lentil filling is heating, dice the tomatoes, red onion, andjalapeño. Combine all diced vegetables into a bowl and add the lime juice and pinch of salt.
  • Allow this mixture to sit and marinate while you get all of the other ingredients together.
  • Assembling The Burrito:
  • Heat your tortillas just until warm, then to each add the mashed avocado, warm lentil filling, and the tomato salsa
  • Top with leafy greens, plain Greek yogurt, and a few additional roasted pepitas.
  • Roll up, serve warm and enjoy! 

Notes

Note 1: This recipe can be Vegan by omitting or substituting the plain Greek yogurt and can be made Gluten Free by using corn tortillas. 
Note 2: If you cannot find roasted and unsalted pepitas, you can buy them raw and roast them in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 325°F or until they are a light golden color. 

Nutrition

Calories: 585kcalCarbohydrates: 94gProtein: 35gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 530mgPotassium: 1321mgFiber: 38gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 866IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 11mg
Keyword burrito, heart healthy, Lentil
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