Create Your Own Mediterranean Burritos

Mid-East Burrito

Create Your Own Mediterranean Burritos

After returning from a trip to Mexico, I realized that I never consumed a single burrito while south of the boarder.  A sudden craving came over me,  but I also wanted something with a Middle-Eastern taste.  So, I decided to create a Mediterranean burrito.  And it turned out tasty enough to share.  Give this a try and feel free to add a touch of your own imagination. Create your own masterpiece!

Ingredients:

1 cup Rice (I used pink), cooked as directedMid-East Burrito

4 cups fresh Spinach leaves, coarsely chopped

1 cup Lentils (I used autumn blend but any type will do) cooked as directed

2 T Olive oil

2 Red onions, sliced

2-3 Cloves garlic, minced

4-5 Sun dried tomatoes, chopped

1 ½ t Himalayan salt, divided

¼ t Coriander

¼ t Cumin

1/8 t Cinnamon

1/8 t Turmeric

2-3 grinds Black pepper

Fresh Cilantro, chopped

4 -12” wraps

Instructions:

Put rice on to cook as directed with ¾ t salt.  Put lentils on the cook as directed with ¾ t salt. While they are cooking, chop the spinach and set aside. Heat olive oil in skillet on medium heat, sauté onions for 5 to 10 minutes or until tender, add garlic and cook a little longer until soft.  Add, tomatoes and spices and cook  a minute or 2 until fragrant.  When rice is almost done toss the chopped spinach on top and let it wilt.  When lentils are done, mix them into the onions. Lay out the 4 wraps and divide the rice into 4 equal parts then top with the onion/lentil mixture.  Garnish with cilantro and roll into burritos to eat and enjoy!

Other suggestions to create your own version: 

Perhaps add some chopped kalamata olives and/or chopped artichoke hearts.  Use cannellini beans instead of lentils. Use another whole grain instead of rice.  Maybe toss in some chopped fresh greens.

 

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