Do you have the burrito blues because you use the same ingredients over and over? Try something a little different like this recipe for Lentil & Kale Burritos with Roasted Red Pepper-Ranch Sauce. It’ll brighten your day!
I’ve been wanting to make a fab and filling burrito, but wasn’t feeling up for using black beans in the mix like I usually do. I also needed to remind myself not to overdo it with the ingredients (I have a tendency to, shall we say, “overfill” my burritos).
Solution: use lentils instead of black beans (I used red lentils for a bit of color), kale instead of lettuce, and go a little crazy with extra ingredients to make a flavorful sauce.
Mission accomplished: my burrito blues were banished thanks to these Lentil & Kale Burritos with Roasted Red Pepper-Ranch Sauce. Very simple and very tasty.
So let’s talk about the sauce: I added it IN the burrito, and drizzled it OVER the burrito, too. It’s basically a ranch dressing recipe with roasted red peppers and garlic – a few of my favorite things. It’s tangy and colorful, and since it’s also rich and creamy, you can eliminate the cheese you might normally add to a burrito.
I wrapped my Lentil & Kale Burritos with Roasted Red Pepper-Ranch Sauce in foil and popped them in the oven for about 20 minutes to add a touch of crisp to them. (If you’re looking for a full-proof way to wrap burritos, I highly recommend this tutorial from TheKitchn.)
Serve these up with some chips and sliced avocado on the side and you’ve got yourself a filling and unique burrito!