Lentil Burritos

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 30 min 8
Lentil Burritos
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1 1/2 cup Red lentils, split
3 cup Water
1 medium Yellow onion (diced)
1 cup chopped Green bell pepper
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 1/2 tsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Canola oil
1 cup Water
6 tbsp Tomato paste, canned
6 small tortilla(s) Whole wheat tortilla
1/4 cup Salsa, ready-to-serve (optional topping)
1/4 cup Sour cream, fat free (divided, optional topping)
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, reduced fat (18%) (optional topping)


1. Rinse and drain lentils. In a saucepan, combine lentils and water to boil, cover and simmer 20 minutes. They will be slightly undercooked. Drain if necessary.

2. In sauté pan, sauté onion, green pepper and garlic in canola oil, but do not brown. Add chili powder, cumin, cooked lentils, water and tomato paste. Stir 2 minutes until mixture starts to thicken. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.

3. Lay a tortilla flat and place 1/2 cup (125 mL) of lentil mix down in the center and roll up. Top each burrito with dollop of sour cream, salsa and light sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese.

Serve and enjoy!


For more probiotics - use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream

For less dairy - use vegan shredded cheese or omit the cheese

Use sprouted grain tortilla wraps!


are an important source of plant-based protein and are high in fibre!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 242
Calories from fat 44
Calories from saturated fat 16.4
Total Fat 4.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Cholesterol 3.6 mg
Sodium 265 mg
Potassium 636 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39 g
Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
Sugars 4.2 g
Protein 13.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.7
Meat Alternative 0.7
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.5

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