21 Jun 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!
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
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.