Beet Lentil Smash Recipe

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With the sweetness of beets offset by the rich flavor of lentils, this dish is perfect for summer lettuce wraps.

Play up the crunchiness of the lettuce by adding sliced carrots, beansprouts or other veggies, or highlight the richness of the mixture by topping the smash with caramelized onions and garlic.

Beet Lentil Smash Recipe
Yield: 4 servings

Beet Lentil Smash Recipe

With the sweetness of beets offset by the rich flavor of lentils, this dish is perfect for summer lettuce wraps.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large beets, grated
  • 1 can lentils, drained
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  1. Toss the onion and garlic with the oil in a deep-bottomed frying pan. Set to medium-high heat and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned and caramelized.
  2. Add the beets and continue to cook for another 5 to 8 minutes, covered and stirring occasionally, until the beets are cooked through.
  3. Blend half the can of lentils until coarsely smooth. Add the blended lentils and the rest of the lentils to the pan along with the breadcrumbs. Toss until completely combined.
  4. Continue to cook for another five minutes, until the mixture is hot and sticking together.
  5. Serve right away in 2 to 3 lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 163Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 230mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 7gSugar 7gProtein 8g

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beet lentil smash in lettuce wraps

  • Samantha Lowe

    Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at www.samanthalowe.com/blog. A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.

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