Lentil Fajita Bowl

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 40 Minutes

Servings: 6

All of your fave flavours of sizzling fajitas served as a popular protein bowl.

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1 cup (250 mL) green lentils

    1 cup (250 mL) brown rice

    4 cups (1 L) water

    1 lb (500 g) ground turkey

    1 1/2 Tbsp (20 mL) chili powder

    1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) cumin

    3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt, divided

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

    1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch strips

    1 large onion, cut into 1/2 inch thick wedges

    TOPPINGS: salsa, sour cream, avocado, cilantro, lime wedges


Directions

  1. Combine lentils, rice, and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are just tender. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a 12-inch (30 cm) non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook turkey until browned. Add chili powder, cumin, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt, and pepper. Stir turkey mixture into the lentil mixture in the saucepan. Cover to keep warm.
  3. Add oil to the skillet and warm. Cook peppers and onions for 8 minutes or until beginning to brown on the edges, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt.
  4. Divide the lentil/turkey mixture among bowls and top with equal amounts of the pepper mixture, salsa, sour cream, avocado, cilantro, and lime wedge.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 2 1/4 cups (550 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 560
  • Total Fat 23 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Carbohydrates 61 g
  • Dietary Fibre 11 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 30 g
  • Sodium 700 mg
  • Potassium 763 mg
  • Folate 79 mcg