Lentil Flatbread

 Dinner: Lentil Flatbread + Spiced lemon Chicken + Lemon Roasted Broccoli + hummus (which is hiding) to dip the chicken in.

Dinner: Lentil Flatbread + Spiced lemon Chicken + Lemon Roasted Broccoli + hummus (which is hiding) to dip the chicken in.

One of my roommates this year in college introduced me to this recipe, and I am HOOKED. 

I remember her talking about for the first time, and I thought it sounded crazy. But then one time this year she whipped up a batch for lunch, and she let me try a bite topped with pesto. Once I tasted that piece of lentil flatbread I was like...."WOAH GIRL WOAH! HOLD DA PHONE. This is going to have to go down in the kitchen soon!!" I was amazed at how it turned out.

This flatbread is very versatile and can be spiced up or down in any way you're feeling. Plus, its full of protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and heathy fats, so it's basically super fabulous for you and you can feel good about eating more than one serving :) What's a serving anyways? I mean, there isn't one on this recipe. #winning.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 c. red lentils, soaked in ¾ cup water for 1-2 hours
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 2 T. olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • Any additional spices (optional) I used 1/2 tsp garlic powder and a sprinkling of onion powder, cumin, and turmeric for this batch. 
    • Garlic powder
    • Turmeric
    • Cumin
    • Curry
    • Black Pepper
  • Toppings:
    • Basil Pesto (I used Trader Joe's Pesto Genovese)
    • Hummus
    • Guacamole
    • Avocado
    • Pesto + tomato + fresh mozzarella
    • ANYTHING!

Directions:

  1. Soak the lentils in 3/4 cup water for 1-2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Rinse and drain the lentils.
  4. Process or blend the lentils with the ½ cup water, salt, and any spices you like until it's a smooth batter.
  5. Prepare an 8- or 9-inch cake pan or an 8x8 sq. in. pan for the batter by spraying the pan with a light layer of oil.
  6. Place a fitted sheet of parchment paper into the pan.
  7. Pour the two tablespoons of oil atop the parchment paper.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake the bread for 20-25 minutes, until firm to the touch and top is cracked a bit.

{Recipe from Oatmeal With A Fork}