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Lentils + Tortilla Chips = Better Tortilla Chips

Our house is currently a building site. This was fine for a while, until those pesky builders started meddling in my/my Mum and Dad’s kitchen. I mean come on, I have vegetables to chop, hummus to make, falafel to eat. So for the last few days, it has either meant eating out, having ready meals, or coming up with quick easy meals that don’t require time nor fresh ingredients to prepare.

Now, I’m all for soaking and preparing dried pulses, not only is it a more economical way of getting your pulse on, but it allows more control and variety in the preparation stage. But when that’s not possible, stumbling across a tin of lentils in the cupboard is like finding the holy grail of plant based convenience.

This recipe, if indeed it can really be classed as a proper recipe is rather ridiculous in its simplicity and refined-ness, or lack thereof, but if it’s not something you’ve thought of to do before, I think it’s a cracker to add to one’s repotoire of quick, tasty, filling eats.

Ingredients:

Tin of lentils
Dried spices; Paprika, Mixed Spice, Turmeric, Chilli Powder
Tahini
Lemon
Olive Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Rinse your lentils before placing in a medium-hot frying pan. Let the lentils feel the heat till their skins start to crack. Sprinkle with your dried spices, about 1/2 a teaspoon of each along with a good sprinkling of salt and pepper. Start to mash your lentils with a fork. Add a drop of tahini, olive oil, lemon and a touch of apple cider vinegar if you have any handy, mash a little more until the texture and taste is to your liking. With some pita or on some tortillas, it’s honestly a very satisfying way to eat your lentils, without any effort whatsoever. Come at me builders, I can handle anything!

Lentil with paprika, turmeric and mixed spice    Lentil with tortillas

The house will hopefully be sorted in time for Christmas where I am planning to create a vegan feast, so hopefully there will be recipes coming your way shortly.

Thank you for reading. If you do not hear from me before the big day, have a very happy Christmas. Eat (plants), drink and be merry!

I’d love to hear what you are all getting up to, both in and out of the kitchen this festive season. Hit me up in that comment box.

Alex.

 

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