Wednesday, February 12

EAT: Beet, Quinoa, and Lentil Wrap

There are so many winter dishes that we all love to make.  Hearty stews, amazing casseroles, all things potato, and copious amounts of lasagna.....I can't get enough!  This is usually the point in the season where my body needs a break and I start to crave something a bitter lighter.  I came across a wrap recipe that instantly caught my eye.  I've been on a bit of a beet kick lately (check out our juice with beets here) and am always drawn to a recipe that includes quinoa.

Make these beet, quinoa, and lentil wraps for dinner, then enjoy the leftovers for lunch.  This recipe makes 8 wraps which is great for me since I usually don't have a lot of time to worry about what I'm going to make for lunch during the week.  Try the recipe below and let us know what you think!

Beet, Quinoa, and Lentil Wrap
(makes 8 wraps)

8 tortilla wraps (we chose sun-dried tomato)
4 large lettuce leaves, cut in half
4 beets
1 1/4 cups goat cheese
5 tablespoonsolive oil
salt & pepper
1 cup quinoa
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup green lentils
1 teaspoon oregano
6 1/2 tablespoons walnuts (chopped)
1 orange (juice and zest)

Cook and mix:

Peel beetroot, put in food processor and pulse 3-5 times.  Add goat cheese, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Blend together to form a rough textured spread.

Cook quinoa (see box for instructions) with fennel seeds.  When quinoa cools, mix in raisins, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a medium size bowl.

Cook lentils (see box for instructions) with oregano.  When cooked, add in a pinch of salt.  When lentils cool, mix in walnuts, and orange (juice and zest) in a medium size bowl.

Assemble Wraps:

Place two or three spoonfuls of beetroot/goat cheese mixture in middle of tortilla wraps.  Then add half a leaf of lettuce on top.  Next, put a couple spoonfuls of quinoa/raisin and lentil/orange mixture on top of the lettuce.  Fold wrap, roll up with parchment paper, and tie together with any twine or string.  When you're ready to eat, cut wraps in half and dig in!


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