Vegan Burrito with Lentils and Kidney Beans

I love Mexican food and it’s one of those cuisines that can be easily veganized. Whenever I cook for friends this is my go to recipe. It’s colorful, delicious and letting my friends  mix all together to create their own burrito is  a  great bonding experience too!


  • 2 cups red lentils (dry)
  • 400 grams canned kidney beans
  • 5 pieces small potatoes
  • 2 medium sized carrots
  • Coriander powder
  • Cumin powder
  • 400 grams canned tomato sauce
  • 6 pieces soft tortilla wraps
  • Garlic
  • Medium sized red onion
  • One large fresh tomato
  • 2 avocados
  • Lemon or lime
  • Mint leaves (optional)
  • Fresh coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika powder
  • Cayenne powder
  • Chili powder
  • Sunflower oil
  • Tabasco sauce (optional)


  1. Soak the lentils for at least 30 minutes and cut the potatoes and carrots into bite sized pieces.
  2. Crush 3 cloves of garlic, cut the onions and tomato. On a large pot add 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil in medium heat and saute the garlic, onions and tomato for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the lentils, potatoes, carrots, tomato sauce, 1 cup of water and a half a teaspoon each of coriander, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt and pepper. If you’re not a fan of spicy food, don’t add the cayenne, chili pepper and paprika powder.
  4. Let it cook for 25 minutes, drain and wash the kidney beans and add to the pot. Continue simmering for another 5 minutes.
  5. You can also add more spices if you want depending on your taste. You can be creative. Add fresh coriander when it’s done cooking and set aside.
  6. For the avocado salsa- cut the avocados and mix in a bowl with one freshly squeezed lemon, a dash of paprika powder, coriander powder, fresh coriander, fresh mint,  salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Heat up a large pan and warm you tortillas about 30 seconds on each side.
  8. Serve the lentils and avocados on a separate bowl each and let your friends make their own burrito.
  9. Add Tabasco sauce on your burrito if you want it more spicy!



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