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Spiced Lentil Lettuce Cups With a Creamy Sriracha Lime Cabbage Slaw

this simple and delicous dish is perfect for hot summer evenings!

Ingredients

for the spiced lentils

  • 2 cups cooked red lentils
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • sea salt and pepper

For the slaw

  • 1/2 head red cabbage, shredded
  • splash apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp organic mayo or yogurt I use avocado oil based mayo
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 fresh lime
  • sea salt and pepper

Other

  • 1 head leafy lettuce (iceberg, romaine, green or red leaf)
  • avocado, sliced
  • cilantro, chopped
  • hemp seeds optional

Instructions

  1. Heat avocado oil in a skillet and add the cooked lentils plus the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, ginger, sea salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, then reduce to low to keep warm while you prepare the slaw.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine red cabbage, sesame oil, sriracha, mayo and apple cider vinegar. Add a squeeze of lime and add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Arrange freshly washed lettuce leaves on plates and add a scoop of lentil mixture. Top with the cabbage slaw, a slice of avocado, optional toppings (fresh cilantro, hemp seeds or pickled radish). Serve immediately and enjoy!