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Lentil Burritos

I'm constantly trying to incorporate healthy but tasty meals into our menu, and both kids and adults love these mildly spiced burritos that combine filling lentils with crisp zucchini. —Pam Masters, Derby, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 burritos


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dried brown lentils
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed


  • Place first six ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain if necessary.
  • Stir zucchini, taco sauce and cheese into lentils. To serve, place about 1/2 cup lentil mixture on each tortilla and roll up.
Nutrition Facts
1 burrito: 313 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • smagal
    Jul 15, 2014

    It was okay, considering that it is healthy and cheap, but I think I would rather just have a normal taco or burrito

  • candeyacid
    Sep 8, 2011

    This a great idea for a healthy lunch. I didn't have taco sauce so I used salsa instead and I topped the finished burrito with cheddar, extra salsa and hot sauce. Also plain yogurt might taste good on top.