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Lentil Shawarma Pitas with Homemade Beet and Sweet Potato Chips

Lentil Shawarma Pitas

Slightly Modified Recipe by Connoisseurus Veg | Serves: 2 | Time: ~40 min


For the Lentil Shawarma

1/2 cup dried lentils

1/2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp coconut aminos

1/2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tbsp EVO

1/2 small onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp paprika

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/8 tsp black pepper

Pinch cayenne pepper

For the Salad

1 small tomato, diced

1 small zucchini, diced

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 small garlic clove, minced

1 scallion, chopped

1 tbsp chopped fresh mint

S&P, to taste

For Serving

2 pitas

Tahini or hummus

Kalamata olives


Place the lentils into a medium saucepan and cover with a few inches of water. Place over high heat and bring the water to a boil. Lower the heat and allow to simmer until the lentils are tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes, adding water to the pot as needed. Drain the lentils when finished cooking.

While the lentils simmer, make your salad. Then combine the coconut aminos, lemon juice and tomato paste in a small bowl.

Coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Sauté about 1 minute more, until very fragrant.

Add the lentils and the coconut aminos mixture to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the lentils are heated throughout and the liquid has dried up.

To Make the Salad

Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl.

To Assemble the Pitas

Slather pita bread with hummus or tahini and stuff with lentils and salad. Dress each pita with a few Kalamata olives. Serve.

What I ate and drank today

112 oz of water

1 iced decaf Americano

1/2 peanut butter and basil sandwich

Avocado soup

1 oatmeal cookie

3 glasses of white wine

Lentil shawarma

Some sweet potato chips (made a quarter of the recipe, most burnt)

Some beet chips (made a small fraction of the recipe)


~4 miles of walking

50 squats

15 min strength training (arms)

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