Leftovers: Lentil Tacos

As much as I love lentils, I never thought I’d love a lentil taco.  But this salad was so good, I knew it’d be delicious wrapped up in a tortilla.  Topped with a few roasted red peppers, warmed up in the toaster oven, and then topped with some sour cream (or labne – but we had no leftovers of that!), it was amazingly delicious.

 

Start with the leftover lentil salad....

Start with the leftover lentil salad….

 

Add whatever other little toppings you might have. I had roasted red peppers with garlic and capers.   Anything would be good here.

Add whatever other little toppings you might have. I had roasted red peppers with garlic and capers. Anything would be good here.

 

If adding cheese, do so before toasting.  Toast for a few minutes in your toaster oven (if available), or simply reheat in microwave on low.  Top with sour cream, if desired.   Yum!

If adding cheese, do so before toasting.
Toast for a few minutes in your toaster oven (if available), or simply reheat in microwave on low. Top with sour cream, if desired.
Yum!

 

Leftover Lentil Salad Tacos: a really satisfying and filling lunch.

Leftover Lentil Salad Tacos: a really satisfying and filling lunch.

NOTE:  If you do make the lentil salad, buyer beware:   the green lentils available in the bulk bins do not hold up well for a salad.  Spend the extra 50 cents to a dollar per pound for the lentils that will not burst, whether they are the green or the black ones.  It makes a definite difference in the texture of the salad.  (Think mushy lentil soup – does not make refreshing lentil salad as pictured above).  I made a version yesterday using the French green lentils from the bulk bins, and the did not hold their shape and did not make the same beautiful salad I had the week before.  Part of the beauty of the salad is in the quality of the texture.

 

Here’s the recipe for the Roasted Red Peppers: https://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/antipasto-roasted-red-peppers-with-garlic-and-capers/

Here’s the recipe for the Labne with Mint and Green Onions: 

https://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/green-onion-labne/

And, here is the recipe for the Lentil Salad.  If you don’t have preserved lemons lying around, a simple lemon vinaigrette or french vinaigrette is always good:

https://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/lentil-salad-with-preserved-lemon-dressing/

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Leftovers: Lentil Tacos

    • Yum… Pasticho…still working up to the perfect pasticho post. Made a ragu today utilizing a little bit of pork and beef. Lentil pasticho sounds fabulous-if only you, Niurka, Tim, Amanda& Susan could be here to eat it because you guys are about the only ones I know who would eat it!

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