Red Lentil & Raw Vegetable Wraps
Title: Raw Red Lentil Wraps
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Lunch
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6-8 people
I love this dish for its ability to bring people together. My husband really likes when I make this because he says the lentils smell like chicken!? ha ha. When I serve this, I like to set all the ingredients out in their separate bowls to show the colors and fresh ingredients. This way everyone gets to put together their very own nutrient dense and delicious wrap. These are mostly raw, except for the boiled red lentils, and they taste so fresh and are very filling! Invite over the neighbors, this is a dish you will want to share time and time again.
1 1/2 cups red lentils (rinses 5 times)
3 cups water (side on the less water side, as we dont want the lentils watery!)
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tsp Himalayan Salt
1/2 tsp cracked pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp Tamari
4 Avocados (small), mashed
1 lemon, juice
1-2 red (or yellow) pepper, sliced thin
2 cups spinach/kale mix
1/2 large red onion, sliced real thin
2 cups Carrots, shaved (about 2-4 large)
1 cup red or green cabbage, shredded
Hummus, store bought or homemade
8 spinach or whole wheat wraps
Rinse red lentils 4-5 times until water runs clear. Add them to a big pot and add 3 cups of water with 1 tsp coconut oil, garlic, and soya sauce and bring to boil.
Turn burner to low to medium heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes until the red lentils have become mush in texture and water is absorbed. If you have, add 2 tsp of Bragg Soya sauce at end.
If you are making hummus, now is the time to get that started. Read this for easy recipe.
While the lentils are cooking, shave carrots, thinly slice onion, thinly slice peppers, clean spinach/kale.
Mash avocados in a bowl add lemon, salt, pepper, Mix all together.
Warm wraps slightly (in oven or in toaster oven for a few moments)
Set out each ingredient in its own bowl for everyone to serve their own. Or
Layer the wrap with avocado, red lentils, onion, carrots, peppers, spinach/kale. Roll it up, cut in half, enjoy!
This is a super de-duper budget friendly meals. You can buy a massive bag of red lentils for $8 at any grocery store or small 5kg bag for about $2.99. And all the vegetables are relatively budget friendly and often on sale. Go for the avocados in the bag, as you will use many for this recipe.
If you make your own hummus, you can spend $2.50 on a can of chickpeas, and with half a lemon, an onion and some garlic and salt and cumin, you have yourself a super budget friendly hummus and you will get 3 times as much use from it as if you were to buy 1 hummus (for $6) from the store!
Quick Tips & Tools:
You can serve this in 2 ways:
1) pre roll the wraps and serve them along side a salad or steam veg or even homemade fries!
2) or what I like to do is place all ingredients separately into their own bowls and set all the bowls out on a table. There will be a medley of color and options for people to choose from to make their own wraps. You can still serve sides, but this way people can serve them how they want and have as many as they want.
Whatever you do, these wraps are a fail safe and anyone can learn to do them. Enjoy.
Serving for Kids??
I often give my 3 year old Ella red lentils on their own and all the vegetables and wrap cut up beside it. She does not like it mixed or rolled up together, but she will gladly eat every part of these burritos separately, including the avocado!
I love serving mine with:
Use whatever vegetables you have on hand!
Caramelized onions / sauteed mushrooms Would be delish as well!
These lentils are the quickest! They do not need to be soaked or sprouted. They do need to be rinsed tho!! At least 3 to 4 times. I use a strainer. They will cook up in 15 minutes max which makes for a quick meal!
You could precut up vegetables and wrap them up in separate bowls/container to bring out and serve instantly.
I would only do the avocado just before serving so it does not turn brown in fridge. Unless you add lemon to it 🙂 That would prevent it from going brown too.
Otherwise this is a super simple, quick and budget friendly (and versatile) meal!
Make your hummus ahead of time as well!!