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Refried Lentils – 10 MINUTES to Delicious!

Yes, this does exactly what it claims. A deliciously filling meal is available to you in under 10 minutes. To my mind it’s well balanced. It has the ‘good’ fats of avocado, the protein of lentils & cheese and the carb of the wrap. This will satisfy your hunger.

Delicious spicy lentils on a crisped wrap with mashed avocado & grated cheese

Mexican food is one of my favourites and I took inspiration here from refried beans.

Spiced lentils
Spiced Lentils

Refried Lentils

Serves 2:
You will need:
A little oil
1 tin lentils
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp chilli flakes
Splash water
1 avocado mashed with juice of one lime
2 wraps
Small amount of cheddar cheese grated (or any cheese) – think small handful

Heat a little olive oil and fry up a drained tin of lentils in a small frying pan for a couple of minutes
Add 1 tbsp tomato puree, 2 tsp garlic granules, 1 tsp chilli flakes & a splash of water and then cook for a couple of minutes more giving it the odd stir.
Heat two wraps in a hot oven until beginning to crisp up (keep an eye on them, you want to pull them out just when their turning from soft to crisp, firm enough to hold content and soft enough to fold without completely cracking)
Heat the grill.
Pile on a portion of avocado mash to one half of each wrap and spread on one half only, top this with the fried lentils and a small scattering of grated cheese. Flash the filled side of the wrap under the grill to melt the cheese.
Once cheese has melted fold over the other half to close the wrap and tuck in.


x Sheila


Irish Author - Dubut romantic fiction novel 'Good Enough' published in 2021. 'Gimme Dinner' a collection of 50 great dinner recipes published in 2022. 'Enjoy' published by Mercier Press in 2016 .'Gimme the Recipe' published in 2012. Work in admin of our Food Safety Consultancy business - Industrial Management Systems with my husband Denis.