Sweet & Sour Lentil & Mango Boats
Lentils are so freaking versatile and delicious, I’m not really sure if I could live without them. AND they are an excellent source of protein. This time, I discovered a version that made them SWEET & SOUR. Almost like a thai flavour. Wow, lentils will never be the same for me. Make these today! You won’t be sorry.
*Recipe credit goes to Veganricha for this! My version below is slightly amended based on what I had and what I felt like.
1/2 cup dry brown lentils (I used Turkish ones), rinsed
1.5 cups water
1/8 tsp salt
a generous dash of pepper
Sweet and Sour sauce:
2 Tbsp tamari
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 Tbsp red chili paste (I use a tube from the grocery store, very handy!)
1/2 inch knob of ginger grated
1 clove of garlic minced
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
chopped ripe mango
Romaine lettuce leaves, whole, washed
Rinse the lentils in cold water, then cook with the 1.5 cups water, salt & pepper. Cook covered on high heat. Reduce heat to medium once the water comes to a rapid boil. Check for doneness after 20-30 minutes. Reduce heat to low-medium and cook uncovered until lentils are tender and the water is almost all gone. (4-5 minutes)
In another bowl, mix all the ingredients under sauce. Add the sauce to the lentil pan. Mix and cook for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust spice if needed.
Load up lettuce leaves with the Lentils, chopped mango and cilantro. ENJOY!