These loaded lentil burritos make for a simple and delicious meal. Customize them to your liking with your favorite vegetables and pack them with a vegan lentil meat. You'll get a nutritious vegetable-packed burrito with a fiber-rich plant protein.

Loaded Lentil Burritos [Vegan]

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Serves

4

Cooking Time

20

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Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 4 12" whole grain tortillas
  • 1 batch lentil taco meat (recipe below!)

For the Lentil Taco Meat:

  • 1 540ml can (19oz) lentils
  • 1 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Simple Guacamole:

  • 1 large avocado
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Cilantro to taste, chopped
  • Pinch of salt

For the Suggested Fillings:

  • Bell pepper, sliced or diced
  • Red onion, sliced or diced
  • Green onions
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Salsa
  • Leafy greens of choice
  • vegan sour cream
 
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Preparation

For the Lentil Taco Meat:

  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Spread the pepitas on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Watch carefully in the last minutes to avoid burning.
  2. Meanwhile, add the remaining ingredients to a food processor. Once the roasted pepitas are ready, add them to the food processor as well.
  3. Pulse until combined, about 30 seconds. Don't over process as you want to keep some texture from the seeds and lentils. Serve as is in a burrito, burrito bowl, salad, taco or other recipe.
  4. You can also saute it in a skillet with a bit of oil before serving if desired.

For the Tacos:

  1. If you don't have it ready yet, prepare the lentil taco meat.
  2. Prepare the simple guacamole. In a small bowl, mash the avocado. Add the lime juice, chopped cilantro to taste and salt. Set aside.
  3. Assemble the burritos: Add the guacamole and the lentil taco meat to the flour tortillas. Add other fillings of choice in each burrito. Wrap and serve or fry in a skillet before serving.
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