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Queso Fresco Stuffed Lentil Tostadas

Serves 4.

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    Queso Fresco Stuffed Lentil Tostadas

    This versatile, flavour-packed filling can top a tostada, fill a quesadilla, or stand alone as a hot dip. Using red lentil flour for the flatbread provides an unexpected pop of colour and a tasty backdrop to balance the spicy bite.

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    Make it a dip

    Place prepared queso fresco filling in sturdy ovenproof dish. Heat in oven set to 400 F (200 C) for 15 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve with crackers and vegetables for dipping.

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    Queso Fresco Stuffed Lentil Tostadas

    Ingredients

    • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) minced onion
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1/2 jalapeno, peeled, seeded, stemmed, and minced
    • 1 ripe tomato, peeled, seeded, and minced
    • 1/2 large roasted poblano pepper
    • 2/3 cup (160 mL) crumbled queso fresco
    • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pink Himalayan salt
    • 1 cup (250 mL) lentil flour + more for rolling
    • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
    • 2 tsp (10 mL) coconut oil, divided
    • Fresh cilantro and lime, for garnish

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories229
    • protein18g
    • fat2g
      • saturated fat1g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates36g
      • sugars5g
      • fibre6g
    • sodium130mg

    Directions

    01

    In medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, jalapeno, tomato, and poblano pepper with queso fresco; add salt. Set aside.

    02

    Combine flour with water in blender. Mix until dough comes together, forming a ball. Place dough in airtight container and let cool for 1 hour.

    03

    Roll dough to 1/16 in (0.2 cm) thickness. Cut into 4 large discs.

    04

    To put together tostada, heat small skillet to medium. Using 1/2 tsp (2 mL) coconut oil for each flatbread, fry flatbreads. Watch closely, as theyu2019ll cook very fast. After 20 to 30 seconds, flip to toast remaining side; set aside. Continue until all are cooked.

    05

    Mound filling on top of tostada. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro and lime wedges.

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