Lentil Flatbread

12 Aug

Looking for a dinner that is cheap, vegetarian/vegan, healthy, but also filling?  And cheap?  And did I mention healthy?

This was so good I could have eaten the whole pot of lentils myself.  But I didn’t.  Because I’m pretty sure that arriving at the place I volunteer at with red sauce all over my shirt and face would look a bit suspicious.

For the flatbread:

Use the dough recipe for Toasty Crackers, but add some chopped onion and garlic and knead to incorporate thoroughly.  Then roll it out and grill in a grill pan.

For the lentils:

I didn’t measure out the ingredients but they are pretty easy to throw together just by eyeballing it:

lentils, cooked and drained
can of crushed tomatoes, or tomato sauce
chopped garlic
chopped onion
cumin
salt and pepper
chili powder
Tablespoon of sour cream, yogurt, cream cheese, or cream to add creaminess (optional)

In a large pot, saute the onions and garlic.

Add in the lentils and tomatoes/sauce.

Add the spices.

Let simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes (while flatbread is grilling).

When ready, remove from heat and stir in cream/cheese/yogurt.

Spread lentil mixture on flatbread, top with chopped onion and a little sour cream (optional).

Devour (and don’t feel bad about it).

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