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1-Ingredient Red Lentil Tortillas {Grain-Free, Vegan}


  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 6-inch tortillas 1x

Description

Utterly amazing 1-ingredient red lentil tortillas that are naturally grain-free, oil-free & vegan. You only need red lentils (plus some tap water and salt). 


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (208 g) split or whole red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups (500 mL) water
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (more or less to taste)

Instructions

  1. Combine the rinsed lentils and water in a medium bowl or other container; loosely cover. Let stand, at room temperature, for at least 6 hours or up to 12 hours.
  2. Do not drain lentils.
  3. Add the entire contents of bowl (soaked lentils and remaining water) and salt to a blender or food processor, Blend on HIGH speed until completely smooth (no tiny bumps) stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides of container. The batter should look somewhat fluffy. Scrape into a bowl or measuring cup.
  4. Heat a nonstick skillet (well-seasoned cast iron skillet is ideal), or a nonstick griddle, to medium heat (no hotter).
  5. Once warm, add 1/4 cup (60 mL)  of batter to the center of the pan (the recipe yields 2 cups–500 mL– of batter). Using a metal spoon, spread the batter into a 6-inch (15 cm) circle.
  6. Cook1 to 1-1/2 minutes until surface of tortilla appears dry. Slide a spatula underneath and flip. Cook about 1 minute longer to brown other side. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Notes

6/3/18 UPDATE: Thanks to a reader’s comment, I tried the recipe with whole red lentils–they work perfectly! no extra time is needed, they split apart naturally as they soak. I have made the change in the ingredients list.

Storage: Store the cooled tortillas in a covered container at room temperature for 1 day, the refrigerator for 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Tip: Split red lentils have become widely available in recent years. You can find them in most grocery stores, shelved alongside other dry beans and legumes. They are not expensive, either (about $2.50 for a 1-piound bag, depending on where you live).

Tip: Be sure to use split, not whole red lentils for this recipe. It should not be a problem as split red lentils are far more common (whole red lentils tend to be available in Southeast Asian markets, or, occasionally, in bulk food sections of very well stocked natural foods stores.

  • Category: Tortilla, Bread

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 tortilla
  • Calories: 95
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 72.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 mg
  • Trans Fat: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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