Vegetarian Cayenne Lentil Roll

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Cayenne Lentil Roll by Sarah Knudson.

As a lifelong vegetarian and seeker of flavorful and easy recipes, I know the power of lentils and have embraced the versatility this little bean packs in many vegetarian recipes. From the beginning of time, humans have consumed this protein packed legume (bean) in all its colorful glory. Whether it hits your plate in shades of red, yellow, white, brown, green, black or orange, you can be assured that this will satisfy your hunger due to its 25% of protein content! Plus, these little vibrant jewels welcome an array of spices and flavors so that you can travel the world through your mouth, bite by bite.

Lentils are incredibly versatile. You can use them in stews, soups, fillings, and pies. Or, they can be mashed, boiled, sautéed, blended, and purred into your preferred vegetarian recipes. One of my favorite ways to enjoy the power protein punch of lentils is in a Cayenne Lentil Roll.

I created this dish after my first trip to Texas. There was something about cowboy hats, country music and that overall southern feel that brought out this bold and spicy dish loaded full of lentils. After all, they say everything is bigger in Texas, so why not apply that to little lentils too!

Cayenne Lentil Roll


1 tbsp of olive oil
3 medium carrots, diced
1 medium white onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
½ green pepper, diced
1 cup red lentils (or any other color)
2 ½ cup water
2 large garlic cloves, slightly crushed
2 bay leaves
½ tsp Cayenne Pepper, adjust to taste
3 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
2 tbsp Liquid Amino Acids (Mrs. Braggs)
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Hass avocados , sliced
5 Whole Wheat Tortillas

Sautee carrots, peppers and onion in olive oil over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Add lentils, water, garlic, bay leaves.

Cover and simmer until lentils are tender, approx. 20 min.

Stir occasionally.

Take off heat and stir in cayenne pepper, nutritional yeast, liquid amino acids, salt and pepper.

Divide mixture and place in tortillas.

Top with sliced avocado and roll tortilla.

This mixture would also be fantastic as a side dish next to a Cajun style portabella burger
or other a like recipes! Lentils can be a vegetarian’s best friend as they provide tons of protein and B vitamins in every vegetarian recipe it stars in. Start experimenting with them
in all of your vegetarian recipes and enjoy!

By Sarah Knudson.

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