Lentil Fajita Bowl

Lentil Fajita Bowl

  By lentilsorg  ,     

April 26, 2018

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Get ready for this - all of your fave flavours of sizzling fajitas served as a popular protein bowl!

  • Prep: 20 Minutes
  • Cook: 20 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes

    20 Minutes

    40 Minutes

  • Yields: 6


  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.


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


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size2 1/4 cups (550 mL)
Sodium700 mg
Potassium763 mg
Protein30 g
Cholesterol50 mg
Sugar5 g
Total Fat23 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Total Carbohydrates61 g
Dietary Fiber11 g