March 31, 2012

Lentil Spinach Burritos

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These are a great change-of-pace from bean burritos. I've been making them for years and they rank up there as one of our favorite go-to meals. They're flavorful, healthy, easy, and always satisfying. The leftovers heat up great as well. If you love lentils, you might want to check out the Lentil Orzo Soup too!

Vegan, gluten-free (with gluten-free tortillas)

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups dried lentils
15 oz. can diced tomatoes
3 oz. baby spinach (oftentimes I double this)
4 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
4-5 tortillas
Salt/pepper

Directions
Cook lentils: pour 6 cups water and lentils in a saucepan. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes. Drain well in a colander.
While lentils are cooking, dice onion and mince garlic.
In a large skillet, saute onion, garlic, 1 tsp cumin, and oregano on med-high for about 7-8 minutes.
Reduce heat to med-low. Add cooked lentils, tomatoes with juice, roughly chopped spinach, 1 tsp cumin, and salt/pepper to taste. Heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Spoon the mixture onto tortillas, top with fresh spinach. Roll up tightly, tucking in one or both ends.

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13 comments:

  1. YUM!!!!! These look fantastic! Glad you found me on foodbuzz =) I've been lentil-crazy lately and just made crunchy tacos with them last week!

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  2. I still have yet to try lentils....

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    1. Lentils are a MUST try! I'm hooked. If you're a soup eater, we really love the Lentil Orzo Soup I have posted if you want to check that out :)

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  3. Kaitlin!!! These look so good! Please make them next time I see you! Now I'm really coming out to visit soon :)

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    1. This has been one of our favorites for a while now :) I came up with it after my lentil soup - lots of the same ingredients. I'll make any excuse to wrap stuff up in tortillas, yum

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  4. Mmm!! I love lentils, so tasty and good for you as well. This is an awesome idea, I'll definitely have to keep it in mind next time I make lentils.

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  5. My family just had this for lunch, and it's packed for lunches later this month (in the freezer). Thanks!

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    1. Hi Katharine - you're welcome! I've never thought to do this as a freezer meal, but that would be perfect! Nothing better than easy, healthy lunches :)

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  6. Delicious. I added a jalapeno during sautee for heat! Thank you for this recipe! Will try freezing a few to see how well they freeze.

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    1. They freeze wonderfully! Tasted fresh!

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    2. Hi Jess! Oh my gosh that's awesome!! I can't believe I hadn't tried freezing these yet. Thanks for coming back to let me know - super appreciated! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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  7. yum! loved it! I added carrots and substituted kale because that's what I had. thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oooooh I love your additions - nice work!! :) This is a great recipe to change up the veggies based on what you have. Glad you enjoyed it!

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