lentil quesadillas?

Lentils are one of my favorite quick dinner solutions. This meal is healthy, easy, filling, and delicious. I loosely followed this recipe. They really aren’t quesadillas, but I didn’t know what else to name my rendition.

What you need:
1 3/4 cups water
3/4 cup lentils
vegetable oil
1 or 2 large cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/4-1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 small flour tortillas
mixed veggies (pepper, broccoli, tomato, etc.)
shredded cheese
toppings: fresh cilantro, sour cream, salsa, tapatio hot sauce

How to do it:
Heat a little vegetable oil in a saucepan. Add garlic and onion, stirring with wooden spoon until fragrant. Pour in water and lentils. Add cumin, salt, and smoked paprika. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop your veggies. Fry up your tortillas in hot oil. You want them to be a little crispy on both sides if possible. Put crispy tortillas on a baking sheet.

When the lentils are done, scoop evenly onto tortillas. Pile veggies on top of lentil mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil in oven on high until cheese bubbles. Don’t burn.

Serve with toppings of choice and homemade margaritas. Yum.

 

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One thought on “lentil quesadillas?

  1. I just came across this, and will have to copy it soon. Also, my absolute favorite direction is “Don’t burn” .

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